The Trangia stove is known to be
a bombproof nasty weather stove for decades, because it has an excellent
windscreen. However, the original alcohol burner of the Trangia is not
Gunnar Finn, a well-known Swedish
mountaineer, developed in the 1980’s a multifuel burner that he fitted
to the Trangia windscreen. This legendary stove was called the KAP
Arctic stove. About 10 years later Optimus company made a
corresponding stove, the Optimus 11 Explorer.
These two stoves
are very powerful, trusty, adjustable for serious cooking, and silent.
Unfortunately both stoves are discontinued and they are very hard to
find from eBay and other sources.
In contrast, vintage Optimus Hiker
stoves, which use similar type burner as KAP Arctic and Optimus 11
Explorer, are very common and can be purchased for reasonable price
from eBay, etc.
Given the above-mentioned facts,
we asked ourselves if it is possible to fit Optimus Hiker burner
into the Trangia windscreen, which would result in a newborn KAP Arctic stove!
Well, this site will tell you that
fitting is easy and cheap with our adapters that are made in a
professional metal turnery and a laser cutting company. You may also
need some standard Optimus spare parts, depending on what Optimus
stoves you already own.