A brief follow-up: using my homemade soup-can pot stand, the lighting instructions:
|1. The stove and stand are set out. In cold weather, the stove is
set on a plastic soft drink lid to insulate against the ground.
|2. The lid is remove, and the burner is lit. The pot stand is then
carefully placed over the burner.
|3. Wait approximately 30 seconds to let the burner ‘bloom’; the
flame must come out of the burner’s holes. Often, an audible ‘pop’
noise will signal that the flame has bloomed, and the stove is warmed up.
|4. Now, the stove is ready to cook food!|
|5. Unlike ready-made cooksets, this DIY pot stand must be removed
with a pot gripper before the stove can be extinguished. Once the hot
pot stand is removed, the Trangia’s lid is dropped
over the flame to extinguish it.