As you all know, I love my little Zip stove but it has it limitations.
One of them is very definately when camping in the wet (very wet) and dry twigs or dry aything for that matter are allmost impossible to obtain. Unless one is prepared to collect, carry and store a bucket of the stuff.- and try to keep it dry too.
compare that to the convenience of perhaps half a pint of de-natured alcohol, (we call it metholated spirits or metho for short)
Another disadvantage is in is very small size. This makes the device unstable with anything much bigger than the dinky little pots they provide.
Another one is the constant need to keep adding to the fire and all the dirty sooty things totry to pack up when finished.
for what they are though, they burn hot and cheap.
I had the pleasure of watching my mate Tom using his Triangia the other day - in the rain when we stopped on a lake shore for a cuppa. It looked to be much the same kit as posted here and I have to tell you that it really impressed me.
It was quick to set up, easy to light and clean burning - AND SMOKELESS
It boiled two cups of water about as fast as my Zip could but was heaps more stable on the ground and much less fuss to set up and to work. I loved his stove and thing that in many ways it is superior to the my Zip.
I would have given anything for this stove the other morning while staggering round my tent, hungover, cold and wet in the rain trying to find something dry enough to get to burn in my Zip for my first (of many) coffees that day.
These Triangias are the real deal, serious camp cooking kit and I know where they are sold locally. Next time I go to town I will be definately buying one - not to replace my Zip but to compliment it.
Swampy, thank you for sharing your views on this truly remarkable piece of gear mate.
Guys do yourselves a favour, next time you get the chance have a look at one of these. They are quality stuff and actually do what they are intended for.