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    I’ve never bothered doing a time trial to see if Aspen reduces the time to boil 1l of water but I know how much time I save not cleaning soot of my pans before packing them away and it’s a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyB_11 View Post
    I’ve never bothered doing a time trial to see if Aspen reduces the time to boil 1l of water but I know how much time I save not cleaning soot of my pans before packing them away and it’s a lot.
    Yeah, I can certainly vouch for that! I only used the Coleman fuel once and that was enough! What a frigging mess.
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    Several crossed wires going on here as the thread switches between the spirit burner and the multi fuel adapter.

    Alcohol based fuel only in the spirit burner. Adding up to 10% water to purple meths prevents sooting. Burning petrol based fuel like unleaded, Aspen4T, or Coleman fuel is hopeless dangerous and will lead to loads of soot and a clogged up burner.

    The multi fuel X2 adapter can run on several different oil based fuels like petrol, paraffin and diesel. But NOT on alcohol fuels. Some of the oil based fuels are sootier than others, coleman fuel and Aspen4T are normally the cleanest, paraffin and diesel the worst. Don’t burn unleaded petrol in it. It’s poisonous.

    You can also run the multi fuel X2 adapter with bottled gas with an EN471 adapter (regular screw on/off gas canisters used on most modern stoves and lamps).

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    I don’t have a multi fuel stove. Just a spirit burner so I just need to find the cleanest fuel for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Udders View Post
    I don’t have a multi fuel stove. Just a spirit burner so I just need to find the cleanest fuel for that.
    For observation 1: Get one.

    For observation 2: Trangia has given you the answer.

    For your axe question: https://www.ukgser.com/forums/showth...?highlight=Axe

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    love my Trangia, I've used them for more years than I care to remember. I on my hols when using it, I don't care how long it tales to boil 1/2 litre of water, it's not that long anyway.
    Nothing worse than enjoying a nice quite morning cupper and someone sparks up their mighty 'Jetboil' Christ, sounds like a bloody jet flying overhead. Even worse if there's 2 of them, then they start shouting to speak because they can't hear each other. Trangia, it's good for the inner Karma.
    As for fuel, meths with 10% water, lessens the sooting. To be honest I've never tried anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrinkleyowlie View Post
    love my Trangia, I've used them for more years than I care to remember. I on my hols when using it, I don't care how long it tales to boil 1/2 litre of water, it's not that long anyway.
    Nothing worse than enjoying a nice quite morning cupper and someone sparks up their mighty 'Jetboil' Christ, sounds like a bloody jet flying overhead. Even worse if there's 2 of them, then they start shouting to speak because they can't hear each other. Trangia, it's good for the inner Karma.
    As for fuel, meths with 10% water, lessens the sooting. To be honest I've never tried anything else.
    Excellent.
    Is that white meths or the purple stuff? The white is not easy to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Udders View Post
    Excellent.
    Is that white meths or the purple stuff? The white is not easy to find.
    I've always just used the purple stuff + 10% water. I think the secret to the Trangia burner is, don't overfill it. You'll notice on the burner it has lots of little holes and these create a sort of gas ring effect. If you overfill the burner it takes quite a while for the meths to burn down to the optimum level and for it to burn efficiently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrinkleyowlie View Post
    I've always just used the purple stuff + 10% water. I think the secret to the Trangia burner is, don't overfill it. You'll notice on the burner it has lots of little holes and these create a sort of gas ring effect. If you overfill the burner it takes quite a while for the meths to burn down to the optimum level and for it to burn efficiently.
    Ah ok ta. I’ve never used one before.
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    I use coleman in my MSR thing and get no soot !

    Is this because of the pressure/heat and the way it works
    KBO

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuftywhite View Post
    Udders, with the multi or omnifuel burner, you can use the gas canisters or petrol (from the pressurised bottle) as stated above.

    As you have stated, you have a firebox stove so that you can use wood etc. when available or suitable to where you are cooking.

    With the Firebox, which you can use the multifuel burner in, then all you need is a selection of pans/kettle/Zebra Billy pot and your cookset is complete.

    It may be worth watching a few YouTube videos. 'Simon - A bloke in the woods' has a few advice videos about different stoves he uses and why, and which different pots and pans he uses etc. Worth having a look. Also, look at the Firebox Stove YouTube channel for ideas of how you can use that stove with all the different burners, as well as using billy cans to bake and roast etc.
    He's good viewing Simon the bloke in the woods; did you see the Bakers tent he made himself; ; he also likes his canoe camping,

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    Quote Originally Posted by snelly View Post
    He's good viewing Simon the bloke in the woods; did you see the Bakers tent he made himself; ; he also likes his canoe camping,
    Yeah, he seems like a top bloke. Glad you enjoyed it. Hours of entertainment.

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    Meths with a dash of water to offset the sootyness

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    Can’t be arsed to read all the posts - but out about 10% water in the meths - no sooty issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrinkleyowlie View Post
    I've always just used the purple stuff + 10% water. I think the secret to the Trangia burner is, don't overfill it. You'll notice on the burner it has lots of little holes and these create a sort of gas ring effect. If you overfill the burner it takes quite a while for the meths to burn down to the optimum level and for it to burn efficiently.
    100% - half fill the burner ring - much more heat… and don’t overfill the kettle - when I’m kn my own I fill my mug - then dump that in the kettle - you get the exact amount for a coffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udders View Post
    Yeah, I can certainly vouch for that! I only used the Coleman fuel once and that was enough! What a frigging mess.
    Coleman fuel is meant to be used from a pressurised reservoir via a hot generator. I’m not surprised you got soot. Abit like if you put unleaded petrol in a Zippo lighter (DAMHIK)
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