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[pct-l] Trangia Stove-Homemade alcohol stoves

> You are correct that I have not experienced a Trangia. [I use a Primus
> canister stove] All the stoves I observed at ADZPCTKO were homemade. You
> also correct in saying "how fast a stove boils water is one of its less
> interesting characteristics. I'm primarily interested in how many real
> meals it will prepare on the lightest amount of fuel and how easy is it to
> use" and "The major flaw in the home made stoves is the high fuel
> consumption and no control". That is what I observed at ADZPCTKO.
> I believe that I am also correct when I say "the weight of stove is
> unimportant. What is important is the actual weight of food, fuel and
> required to provide a real worls meal" If a stove can simmer is has two
> advantages:
> 1-It uses less fuel. [Example: 16 fluid ounces of alcohol weigh about 11
> ounces. Saving half that saves more weight than any stove.]
> 2-Cooking of more interesting meals. This saves weight because the
> is to pack good tasting food that is heavy instead of dehydrated or
> food that is light but doesn't taste good. [Example: 1/2 pound of Oreo
> Cookies versus cooking a 1 cup chocolate cake [4 oz]. The chocolate fix
> constant is about equal but the weight, even allowing for fuel consumption
> is not]
> To a great extent a "homemade alcohol stove" along with "going
> "stoping at VVR" and "blisters in the first 100 miles from walking too
> amoung others has become THE WAY, but not necessarly the "best way" to
> the PCT. It is interesting that I didn't see one Tranga at ADZPCTKO.
> Tom
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