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The cooking equipment is in total a nice2have thing. Why? You also can have a cold meal mostly you are not far enough from civilisation that you can’t eat in a restaurant. I prefer this last option most of the time because it’s interesting to interact with locals and become acquainted to the local food.
Arguments for the cooking equipment are staying in the wild for days like I did on Iceland or in Siberia. If you don’t trust the local water supply you also should prevent eating in restaurants. Strongest argument is the fun of cooking you own meal.
|Kitchen||Western Alps 2013||Eastern Adriatic 2013||Iceland 2014||Primus Rally 2015||Balkan Compact 2015||Siberia 2016||Baltic Sea 2016||Alpide Belt 2017|
|Trangia Cover F27||20g||to thin material||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Trangia pot-set 27-1 UL||570g||makes sense with gas or alcohol stove||1||1||1||1||1|
|Trangia just Pan and Pots from 27-1 UL||245g||1||1||1|
|Selfmade Seperation Towel||45g||reduces abrasion||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|MSR Dish Brush/Scraper||20g||essential||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Zölzer folding funnel||50g||very useful||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|german army cutlery||200g||just single purpose||1||1|
|Herbertz camping knife||170g||big knife cuts wood and food||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Jetboil fork||10g||light and works||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Jetboil spoon||10g||light and works||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Jetboil spatula||15g||never used||1||1|
|Markill wide mouth bottle (empty)||205g||plastic bottles do a better job||3||4||1|
|NoName thermos jug||1220g||just in cold conditions||1||1|
|R.Hofmann GmbH Spices shaker big||150g||to big||1||1|
|R.Hofmann GmbH Spices shaker small||15g||nice2have||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Trangia alcohol stove||112g||to slow||1||1|
|Edelrid Dragon 2 gas stove||400g||bought for my van kitchen||1|
|Edelrid gas cartridge (incl. 230g filling)||380g||1||1||2||1|
|Edelrid Hexon multifuel stove||200g||great stove||1||1||1||1||1|
|Edelrid Adapter Hexon multifuel stove for Trangia||15g||1||1||1|
|Edelrid Tool Hexon multifuel stove||60g||1||1||1||1||1|
|Edelrid Pump Hexon multifuel stove||115g||1||1|
|Primus Primus Fuelbottle 0,89l (incl. Fuel 675g)||900g||also my fuel reserve||1||1||1||1|
|Edelrid Edelrid Fuelbottle 0,33l (incl. Fuel 250g)||370g||to small|
|Grilliput Duo Minigrill||560g||expendable||1|
I bought a Trangia set with the idea of using the small alcohol stove. With the multifuel and especially with fuel it makes not much sense so I just used the pots. Because I choose the raw aluminium version I always have a lot of abrasion in my pots. To reduce that I have the multi disc and the separation towel. The rest are more gadgets and don’t need an explanation.
The Trangia alcohol stove is ok if you need just one pot of water and start too cook and pitch you tent until the water is boiling. If you sit in front waiting for it you’ll soon get fed up. A cheap improvement are the most Gas stoves. I bought the Edelrid Dragon 2 for the kitchen of my van. For motorcycle purpose i would buy a lighter one like the Edelrid Kiro. Gas is easier to handle but it doesn’t work properly below 0°C. You can still cook with the better gas cartridges but they will stop half empty and are slow. The most flexible solution is a multifuel stove. But the flexibility has more disadvantages then advantages. If you burn fuel it needs more maintenance it’s nosy and difficult to regulate. If you use gas you can reduce maintenance but the rest is worse compared with a pure gas stove. As long im travelling in Europe I prefer the pure Gas Stove. Outside it will be a pure fuel or multifuel. The fuel is easy to get, also a reserve for my bike and I can spray it on fire wood to start a fire.
The included 0,33l Fuelbottle was too small for me. It’s great for hiking but as a reserve for a bike 0,33l make no sense. The Grilliput is another useless gadget for me. Of course you can transport raw meat on your bike a few hours, but I mostly don’t plan to camp wild and start a fire. That makes it difficult to have a use of that gadget. So buy gadgets after you know more about your travelling preferences.