Sometimes buy it for life (BIFL) means going back to basics. The more moving parts or complicated mechanisms the more likely something is to break. That is why people still pass down Trangia camping stoves to theirs kids that was built in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
These things last because of one principle: they are simple. But don’t mistake simple for cheap. The Trangia camping stove uses denatured alcohol (you can get this at any hardware store) in a small burner to heat up the supplied pots and pans. No compressed gas and no complicated burner parts that could fail in the middle of nowhere. I spent weeks looking into what kind of camping cook set to buy and landed on the Trangia because it seems that anyone that buys one is happy. For life.
This is a small Swedish company that prides themselves on craftsmanship. And it shows.
Trangia 27-8 Ultralight Hard Anodized Stove Kit
1 used from $91.09
- 27-8 UL HARD ANODIZ STOVE KIT