The Trangia stove system was developed and launched in 1951 with the idea to build a compact and complete cooking system burning liquid fuel. Liquid fuel being the most efficient form of fuel, easily accessible, low cost, and also the easiest to use. Trangia's approach to quality has been fundamental in the manufacturing process, from the choice of materials to the functionality of their products. The unsurpassed Trangia principles makes cooking possible in all weather conditions – even high winds and severe cold. The stoves are lightweight and they need no special care as they are hardwearing. The storm cooker packs into a compact unit that takes up minimal space.