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Cooking your meals. Trangia stoves.
Cooking your meals • Outdoor cooking differs substantially from kitchenbased cooking. • The most obvious difference being lack of an easily defined kitchen area. • As a result, campers and backpackers have developed a significant body of techniques and specialized equipment for preparing food in outdoors environments.
Portable stove. • A portable stove is a cooking stove specially designed to be portable and lightweight. • Used in camping, picnicking, backpacking, or other use in remote locations where an easily transportable means of cooking or heating is needed. • Stoves differ widely in their size and portability. • The smallest models are generally termed backpacking stoves.
Many stove options are available for the outdoors.
Trangia Cooking Stove. • This storm-proof stove system is based on simplicity. • Two windshields that fit together, a burner, a couple of pans, a combined lid/frypan. • The stoves are lightweight. • They need no special care and they are hardwearing. • The Trangia stove is reliable, without unnecessary parts that can go wrong or be adversely affected by cold. • The stove is quick to set up. • Packs into a compact unit that takes up minimal space.
Trangia Cooking Stove. • The heart of the storm-proof stove system is the two-part windshield. • The ventilation holes in the lower windshield are turned to face into the wind to increase the oxygen supply to the burner. • If the wind becomes too strong, the stove is turned to maintain the required flame. • The combined frypan/lid can be put on top of the pan to speed up heating and save fuel.
Safety when using the Trangia. • Whilst on your Dof. E expedition, your Trangia stove and is the most riskiest piece of kit in your rucksack. • Everyone knows that when they are used properly they are relatively safe. • However there have been incidents with Dof. E participants, where little knowledge of the Trangia and it’s safety have caused problems. • Dof. E expeditions gas Trangias will be used because of the easier fuel storage packed in safety canisters.
Safety when using the Trangia. • Do not use Trangias inside tents or confined spaces. • The carbon monoxide fumes produced by Trangias are harmful and tents are highly flammable. • Before lighting the stove make sure that the Trangia is at least 10 metres away from the tent. • Make sure that hot pans are not put down on grass where it will be scorched.
Tips for all Trangia beginners. • Do not leave the handle on the Trangia when a pan is on the flame. It will get very hot and could burn you. • Never leave a Trangia unattended whilst you are cooking. • Always place the Trangia on the ground. • It is recommended that you form a ‘Trangia circle’ or semi circle as there is a huge likelihood of you knocking over a Trangia or tripping over a gas tube. • Clean the Trangia on the evening of the meal, it really is extra hassle to clean it in the morning especially if there’s bits of spaghetti stuck the pan, so I would also recommend taking a scourer with you on the expedition.