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Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Mountain & Wilderness Writer & Photographer

Hi Aaron,
It was good to meet you at the ALDHA Gathering. Thanks for the Turbo II-D stove. I’ve just tried it for the first time so I thought I’d let you know how I got on.

I took it on a two night trip in the Scottish Highlands in clear but cold weather. The temperature was below freezing when I used the stove, the lowest being 26F. I used a foil heat reflector and windscreen. I used a methanol/ethanol mix, sold in the UK as methylated spirits. Initially I didn’t put enough fuel in the priming pan and it took a couple of attempts to get the stove to light. I ended up dropping a light match into the stove – something I often do with the Trangia when it’s cold. However once I added more fuel to the priming pan the stove lit quickly. It took 8 minutes to boil a pint of water – about the same
as the soda can stove I have and almost twice as fast as a Trangia. I used 8 ounces of fuel, about the same as I would use in a Trangia. The stove simmered quite well and much better than the Trangia.

I’ll review the stove in the Handbook – positively! I’ll also do a direct comparative burn test with the Turbo II-D, Trangia and soda can stove.
Best wishes,

Chris Townsend
Mountain & Wilderness Writer & Photographer – Author of:  The Backpacker’s Handbook
Auchnarrow, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, PH26 3PL, Scotland, UK

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