Trangia Mess Kits


Submitted by Waldo

For the civvies, the equivalent is the Trangia 25-1 goes everywhere I go with a backpack.

ED — The Trangia 25-1 is an all aluminum messkit designed to meet the cooking needs of 3-4 people.  While the kit does come with a number of pots and a frypan, it does not come with "eating" trays, so you must either eat out of the pot you cook in, or bring a eating bowl with you.  To clarify, the Trangia 25-1 messkit comes with the following:

2 Saucepans (pots) 1.5 and 1.75 liters.

1 Frying pan.

1 Alcohol fueled (sterno) stove.

1 pair of pot grippers and a binding strap to secure the whole kit.

Pair of windscreens.

Trangia is a Swedish company and their line of products appears first rate.  In addition to their basic kits they offer a wide variety of accessories, ranging from winter baseplates (for cooking on snow and ice) to liquid fuel burner attachments (which allow you to adapt the alcohol burner to run off of white gas.)

Get a Trangia 25-1 here

  • Timo Kiravuo

    The famous Trangia system has advantages and disadvantages. It is used by many of the Nordic (conscript) militaries as you can play football (regural or US style) with the kit and still cook with it.

    The key benefit of Trangia that it is simple to use and it is practically impossible, to make one blow up, even given to the creativity of your average conscripts.

    Unfortunately the alcohol stove is slow and unefficient, especially in winter.

    Besides the military Trangia is the default stove of backpackers in the Nordic countries and it has several benefits, like if you hit it with your boot when cooking, you don’t loose most of your meal, unlike many other fancier stoves.

    I have my twenty year old Trangia, but the burner is replaced with gas in summer and gasoline in winter, the pots have been replaced also over the years. I use it for paddling and winter camping, for lightweight camping I have an Optimus gas stove.