Or more specifically - the Trangia triangle that Ray got me in exchange for making him a frame bag (the original offer was for some alcohol, but his reply of "More useful than some cider I think. Good idea" meant the triangle held favour!)
This is basically the set up I've been using so far...
I'd played about with making a better set up with some 2mm aluminium, but even that wasn't adequate - it got very 'bendy' when up to heat!
Seeing the Trangia Triangle on offer in Millets (30% off) was enough to convince me to convince Ray to get it...
Like all things Trangia, the contents of the pack are very basic:
The "head to head"
- 300ml of cold water
- Ti mug at 'water temp' each time
- Same location (secret bivi spot somewhere in the back garden, near the play house...)7
The triangle held the mug at the 'perfect' height above the flame so that minimal heat was lost up the sides of the mug.
Also, it just looks so much cooler than a crappy bean can with holes drilled in it. Which all counts.
Whilst Dad sits there timing water boil, the rest of the family enjoy roasted Charmallows..
- Triangle - 4min 43 sec
- Bean tin - 9 min 21, and to be honest I got bored before it was a full rolling boil!
So, you can see the triangle is a MUCH better burner/pan support; faster and more stable. It's a shame it cost about £15-20, but hey ho, that's what it cost...