How Old is Your Trangia ..

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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby jb » 13 Sep 2019, 10:19pm

drossall wrote:
jb wrote:Great when combined with a Primus stove as you needed to carry pans & meths anyway.

My Primus dates from the late 70s. Actually it's a Hippolita imitation, because I was an impoverished schoolboy who couldn't afford the real thing. Although various parts have since been replaced with genuine Primus ones :D

My Trangia is much more recent.


Mine was actually an Optimus, :) but I've upgraded to a Primus now. Great for impromptu brews when out wit tother half in the jallopy.
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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby Sweep » 14 Sep 2019, 7:06am

landsurfer wrote:Mine is used for touring and camping ....
And a trip to the beach with the kids on a Sunday morning ....
A Trangia, some sausages, and a few slices of bread, cooked on the groyne, is an adventure for children ....
Beans and sausages from a tin, cooked on the hill, turns a walk into adventure for them ...

Trangia makes it easy ....

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Well remember on a ride birmingham to london passing a family on a picnic table frying bacon on a trangia. Smelled so delicious i considered trying to beg some. Seemed a wonderful simple day out for the kids.
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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby jb » 14 Sep 2019, 9:32am

once you'd deployed the flame reducing control it was a brave man that could take it off again. :)
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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby landsurfer » 14 Sep 2019, 10:28am

jb wrote:once you'd deployed the flame reducing control it was a brave man that could take it off again. :)


I acquired the knack of using the plier like pan handle for that very reason ... :)
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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby pedalsheep » 14 Sep 2019, 3:24pm

Fry up in a bus shelter with some cycling pals, an assortment of Trangias and a primus in the corner. We'd eaten the food before we got the camera out!
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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby LollyKat » 14 Sep 2019, 3:42pm

I still have and occasionally use the Primus 96 I bought in 1973. So much more interesting than the Trangia!

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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby pedalsheep » 14 Sep 2019, 5:56pm

Yes a Primus can definitely be interesting! This one dates from 1931 and can be a little temperamental!

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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby Slowroad » 14 Sep 2019, 7:01pm

I bought mine in 1982 in advance of my first cycle tour. It was £16 I think.
I haven't used it for cycle touring for some years, I've replaced it with a series of gas burners, wheich are much smaller and lighter. The Trangia was always a bit big for one! But it and the kettle, bought much later when I got into motorcycle touring, are now doing sterling work brewing me tea at the allotment. I gave up using meths (!) when I discovered alcool de bruler when travelling in France. Doesn't soot up the pans nearly as much, and smells much nicer. Now I have several bottle of bio-ethanol which will keep me in cuppas for quite some time.
Can't beat it for simplicity, but the thing itself plus pans and wind shield plus the fuel are just too big now.
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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby Brucey » 14 Sep 2019, 8:53pm

pedalsheep wrote:Yes a Primus can definitely be interesting! This one dates from 1931 and can be a little temperamental!

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FWIW if the stove does that often, it may indicate that the vaporiser is missing a part. Most Primus stoves have a bundle of wire mesh inside the vaporiser nozzle; this can easy fall out, and without it the stove will be more prone to flare-ups.

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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby pedalsheep » 14 Sep 2019, 10:00pm

Brucey wrote:
pedalsheep wrote:Yes a Primus can definitely be interesting! This one dates from 1931 and can be a little temperamental!

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FWIW if the stove does that often, it may indicate that the vaporiser is missing a part. Most Primus stoves have a bundle of wire mesh inside the vaporiser nozzle; this can easy fall out, and without it the stove will be more prone to flare-ups.

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Thanks Brucey but the wire mesh is in place. I think that was just a case of inadequate priming and too much wind.
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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby Brucey » 14 Sep 2019, 10:26pm

pedalsheep wrote:.... too much wind.


and that was before the sausage and beans.... :wink: ....

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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby soapbox » 15 Sep 2019, 10:15am

I've also got one from the early 80s -but I couldn't say which year. I think I've used mine more for camping in the fells/walking, because it's so good in winds and so reliable. The only problem with it is when it once blew up in my face after I'd stupidly used the lid to put the flame out. I was OK, but it singed all my hair and eyebrows. The smell was horrible.

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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby pedalsheep » 15 Sep 2019, 1:40pm

Brucey wrote:
pedalsheep wrote:.... too much wind.


and that was before the sausage and beans.... :wink: ....

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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby Labrat » 15 Sep 2019, 2:12pm

1989 for my Trangia I think

The Swedish army one I bought a few years ago for £12.00 brand new is useful too, lives in the car most of the time.

Has anyone gone over to burning bioethanol gel in the original burner?

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Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Postby Invicta Tourist » 15 Sep 2019, 4:02pm

I use this Trangia when I am camping at a single location and touring the area. I'm guessing it might be a 1970's model. Does anyone know for sure? I bought it secondhand about 15 years ago.
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