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Many of our holidays in Sweden, from canoeing to timber rafting to  sea kayaking, feature wild camping as an essential part of the experience. If you choose one of our tours where kitchen equipment is included or available to hire as an optional extra, you are very likely to be using a Trangia.


Photo: Euan Turner DMh Photos

Founded in 1925, Trangia is a Swedish company based in Trångsviken. Since then, its simple, dependable and practically indestructible stoves (or “stormkök” in Swedish) have been an essential item on the packing list for millions of camping trips worldwide.

In response to requests from our clients for suggested recipes to use out in the Swedish wilds, we would to invite you to submit your favourite Trangia recipes. We have given a few ideas below to get you started. We will collect together the best suggestions and, when complete, publish a “Nature Travels Trangia Recipe” guide for download from our website.


Photo: Euan Turner DMh Photos

The criteria are very simple:

  1. Your suggested Trangia recipes must be a “one-pot” meals as far as possible, suitable for preparation in a single Trangia-style cooking pot (and accompanying frying pan or second pot if necessary, though bear in mind that only one pot can be heated at a time).
  2. Ingredients used must be easily available and likely to be sold in local stores in most destinations (no obscure vegetables or hard-to-find spices, please!).
  3. Ingredients must be fairly non-perishable and easy to store/transport. Your suggestions may be prepared and enjoyed in some very remote places far from the nearest shops!
  4. Where quantities are specified, these should be for two persons (Trangia stoves for our tours are normally supplied one per two persons).
  5. The meals must be relatively easy and quick to prepare using a standard set of camping kitchen utensils.
  6. If you are able to provide simple suggested variations (e.g. a meat-free option by changing just one or two ingredients), so much the better!

Please email your suggested Trangia recipes to admin@naturetravels.co.uk or leave your Trangia recipes as a comment on this post.


Photo: Euan Turner DMh Photos

Trangia Recipes: Breakfast

Fruity porridge:

  • Mix porridge oats into a pan with some water and heat through.
  • Add milk powder
  • Add raisins and/or other fruit/nuts
  • Top with sugar or honey

No-washing-up omelette:

  • Break 1-2 eggs into a (sturdy!) bag
  • Add milk
  • Add mushrooms and other ingredients if you wish (e.g. dried meat)
  • Mix together and seal bag securely
  • Place bag into boiling water and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Can also be eaten as a breakfast sandwich!

Trangia Recipes: Dinner

Blue-cheesy-mushroom-pasta:

  • Boil pasta
  • Add blue cheese, canned mushrooms and creme fraiche
  • Options: fry the mushrooms separately in butter before adding; add garlic or garlic salt; substitute mushrooms for bacon; serve topped with slices of cheddar cheese

Tuna beans:

  • Empty 1 can of baked beans and 1 can of tuna (in oil, not brine) into a pot (drain a little of the oil first if you wish)
  • Heat through and serve with bread
  • Options: add some dried red chillis and/or oregano; stir in some cheese to make cheesy-tuna-beans!

Bon appetit, and we look forward to receiving your suggestions!

Best regards

The Nature Travels Team

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