For several years after about 1990 I cycle toured around Brittany and Normandy, at that time I had virtually nothing to speak of for camping trips but managed to compile enough bits and pieces on the small budget I had. The Alpine was one of several stoves recommended in outdoor magazines at the time so went out and bought one. Apologies for.not rotating the images. I toured for several years after that and the Alpine went on every trip, each tour lasting approx 2 weeks. The set up here was my original 'kitchen'. I thought that they would be budget holidays, but ended up anything but when you really start to look at reducing bulk and weight, and especially when you get a decent touring bike. As @Big Si noticed last year the o ring had gone on the valve so I had to dig in the selection box to replace the crumbly bits that fell out. So while I have it out and running I might as well cook something for dinner, Chorizo and instant noodles will do. Fry chopped sausage and transfer to bowl, add water and boil, add noodles cook until done, drain then add to fried sausage. Collapsible bowls were not available then.