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  Trangia WestWind Stove - 52013



product code: CAMP2

The classic, lightweight, no-frills stove. This is perfect for bike-touring: It's compact, durable and reliable, and doesn't leave you with garbage (empty canisters) to leave behind for somebody else to deal with. Well, even denatured alcohol comes in a can, but over the course of a year, there's a lot less junk left when you buy alcohol a gallon at a time.

The top has threads so you can screw a fuel cap on. This allows you to keep fuel in the stove between uses. The cap is a threaded cap with rubber gasket. The cap has a simmer control that attaches over to the top. It swivels over the cap, controlling the amount of airflow, increasing or reducing the heat. The stove uses denatured alcohol, and will boil a pint of tepid water in about 7 minutes. It holds enough fuel to burn for about 45 minutes with no wind, or 20 minutes with.

There's a windscreen, composed of three aluminum plates that slot together to for a triangle. The stove nests in the middle of the triangle. The screen also doubles as a support for whatever pot you're cooking with. It's rugged, compact and lightweight, but it's not that great of a windscreen.

Stove and windscreen together weigh 6.7 ounces.

Customer testimonial:

I bought the Trangia stove a while back, having been a lifelong MSR Whisperlite user. All I can say is: thank you, thank you, thank you for going through the hassle of importing these and promoting/selling them on your website. Elegance. Silence. Simplicity. An absolute pleasure to use. The jet-engine noise, blowtorch-like heat production, and the mechanical fussiness of the MSR will never be missed. On a recent bicycle tour in Colorado my traveling companion said she just liked watching me cook on my "new stove" because I "exude a childlike joy."

It's as simple as this: the Trangia is the Platonic Ideal of a backpacking stove. It could not be improved upon.

Along with my 1999 Riv All-Rounder and those woolen, leather-bottomed camp slippers I bought from you guys, it becomes the third of my few absolute favorite things that I acquired from Rivendell.

Thanks again, keep up the excellent work, and have a great Labor Day weekend-
JM, Ohio

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3   Write a review.

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Trangia April 15, 2014
Reviewer: Ralf Grosser from Muehltal, Hessen Germany  
I have used just the Burner in sevaral different configurations. With an original windscreen, With a windscreen for Esbit tablets, that a modified.  As a minimalist stove, you just place the burner on the ground, with four or three Aluminium tentpegs nailed around it to hold your pot.

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works well, easy to operate August 1, 2012
Reviewer: Ed from Portland, OR United States  
Alcohol fuel stoves are great because they're inexpensive, safe, last forever, and are low tech.

I like this stove better than the homemade pop-can style because you can put it out without waiting for all the fuel in the stove to burn out.

For most people that means you'll use less fuel, and for a longer trip that means it's actually lighter than the ultralight stove.

Pro tip #1: put the stove in your pocket when you first get up in the morning and it will be easier to light once its warm.

Pro tip #2: remove the o-ring from the lid, fill it half way with alcohol, and it becomes a second mini-stove!

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Rad little stove March 26, 2012
Reviewer: Paul from Lee Vining  
Got this stove as a present. Simple, efficient, quiet, clean - all good things, all in one stove, and nice looking to boot. The simmer ring really works. Melted snow the other day for some Miso mid-ride in the Mono Basin, and the Trangia completed the job with just over half it's fuel left. Screw the lid on and ride or walk to the next scenic vista without having to refill. Works best in wind if you use an old MSR windscreen or something to block the wind and focus heat on the pot. Thanks for carrying this great little stove.

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