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Alan 13-7 7:46pm, 17 August 2014
The aluminium version Military trangia m/44 camping stove has a double crease round the rim of the large pot
& the m/40 the Stainless steel version has a single crease around the rim. The wind shield will be aluminium in both cases...

Here's how these stove and mess tin kits are designed to be used. :~


[https://www.flickr.com/photos/53502716@N06/14762824760/]The black bit is the wind shield. Unfold the metal pot supports on the wind shield to an upright position as wide as they can go, they will support the pot later.

Take the lid off the brass alcohol burner & place the burner on the ground, (somewhere firm and flat.) Pour in some Bio-ethanol fuel. There is a wick inside which will soak up the fuel. so check level & top up again if necessary but no more than 2/3rds full.
Light the burner by either showering sparks into the burner from your fire steel or drop in a lit match, you can't always see the flame but you'll know its alight when you can feel the heat. Take great care things get hot from here on.

Military burner for the M-40 M-44 alcohol stoves by Alan 13-7
When the burner is lit...

Detail of correct positioning of bailing arm when cooking by Alan 13-7
Carefully place the wind shield over the burner (there is a hole in the base of the wind shield to allow this to happen). Put the pot on right away, perhaps filled with enough water to make a brew, slide it down into the black wind shield so it rests on the metal supports above the burner. Thermal feedback helps heat the burner up which quickens the self-pressurizing/vaporizing effect.
Put the wee pot/lid onto the big pot and you're done.

Note the position of the bailing arm in the picture above setting it up like this... the correctly positioned hook now supports the bailing arm in a position which allows the bail and hook to be less hot, & just cool enough to be lifted single handily making it stable & easy for lifting & pouring, WARNING! The handle can sometimes become to hot to handle when extended or longer burn time is required, so always exercise caution when lifting.
As the ends of the bailing arm handle will be cooler next to the pot they can be used for a 2 handed lift

Tatonka simmer ring on the military trangia burner by Alan 13-7
The burner will go out when it runs out of fuel or you can drop the tatonka simmer lid on to extinguish it.

The wee pot of the Swedish M~44 army Enman'skok (one man stove) by Alan 13-7
The wee pot is cleverly designed to have several functions it serves as a lid either way up, & can be used as a frying pan or a pot and you can also use it on top of the large billy as a kettle while cooking, or as a food warmer, and using a suitably sized stick through the D rings provides a "cool" extension to the handle

I'll add a hard earned tip. The lid of the fuel bottle is so-so at containing pressure. On warm days this may cause the lid to leak.

Solution is to always squeeze as much air out of the bottle as you can without spilling, before closing it, even if you're half full. That means less pressure for the lid to handle, and no leaks.
Götesson Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Alan 13-7 (admin) 4 years ago
I have the official swedish military guide on how to use this thing, but you pretty much cover it and I find it hard to translate. The military use kemetyl with the "enmanskök" (one-man stove) but both the m/40 or m/44 and the ranger stove (jägarkök) are now replaced by the "Soldatkök 09
modern day sweedish army issue by Alan 13-7

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