A second burner is a nice-to-have accessory when camping. Additionally, I wanted a smaller stove for road-side coffee breaks where I didn’t have to dig out the main stove and fuel tanks. I liked the Trangia alcohol burner because it has a lid with an O-ring that will seal with the unit containing fuel. However, even the Mini Trangia was more than I wanted to carry in that it would need yet another stuff stack holding system parts.
Then, someone on advrider.com posted about the Clickstand. That unit uses (or can use) the Trangia burner yet folds down to next to nothing. I thought I could add it to my existing cooking stuff sack so I ordered one with the wind shield. Yep, just what I was looking for.
This was my cook set less the main stove, coffee press, and cup. It might be 1/4 of an inch thicker with the Clickstand inside. The important thing is that it still fits in its stuff sack.
I’ve sinced replaced that cookset with a Trangia system, moving the clickstand and secondary burner to my coffee kit.
The plate and cutting board are the previous addition made to the kit. The second image shows the plastic bag containing the Clickstand on top of the kettle. The wind screen is wrapped around the kettle and the burner is inside the kettle.
The above pictures show the stand being assembled. It takes but a few seconds, first connecting the sidewalls and finally inserting the center piece until tab A goes into slot B :-) Lastly the windscreen is dropped over the stand. The windscreen can expand to a larger size. The smaller size seems to fit my kettle best.
The Trangia burner is inside the kettle. The simmer ring snaps over the top which as noted above screws on to the burner, sealed with an O-ring. The second image shows the parts of the burner. Nothing moves. Nothing to break.
The burner fits into the stand which holds the kettle above the burner at the proper height. The wind screen keeps the heat inside (and will get quite hot if the is no wind). With the kettle filled half way (about 500 cc) it took 6 minutes to bring it to a boil using maybe a thimble full of alcohol. That’s just about the time it will take me to grind the beans for a cup of coffee. By the time I finish the cup the parts will be cool enough to pack.