I haven’t cooked on a meths stove for over twenty years. My last experience was the Optimus Trapper. A great stove, but used gallons of meths and weighed a ton. Although I’ve thought about it, and George very kindly gave me a White Box stove, I’ve not had much inclination to get involved with meths (probably because I’m teetotal).
However, Bob’s latest toy, the Evernew Titanium DX combo, piqued my interest. An extremely lightweight meths and wood burning stove appeals, especially as the meths flame is quite contained and looks reasonably safe to cook in a porch. I don’t know whether I will become a convert, but the simplicity and flexibility is attractive. There’s a detailed review on Fenlander’s blog, if you’ve not seen it.
Anyway, I’ve ordered one, together with a Ti-Lite mug for a pot. The reason for ordering the Ti-Lite as well is because the base will get blackened with meths/wood smoke and I didn’t want to spoil my Snow Peak Solo. Also the Evernew seems to fit nicely into the Ti-Lite. I suspect for most trips gas will still be the best, but you never know, I might become a meths head yet.