Designed for weight-conscious backpackers who recognize the advantages and disadvantages of burning denatured alcohol, the Vargo Titanium Triad XE Titanium is a dual-fuel (alcohol / fuel tab) stove. Specifically, denatured alcohol does not burn as well in high altitude (generally over 11,000 feet) or very cold temperatures (below 20 degrees F). In these situations burning fuel tabs is recommended.
Characteristics of burning alcohol in the Triad XE Titanium stove include intense heat during the priming stage and moderate heat once primed. Once primed, the stove is very fuel efficient, using very little alcohol. In general, the Triad XE Titanium stove can be used effectively in any condition, making it a stove that sets a higher standard in ultralight hiking.
NOTE: Attempting to burn fuels other than denatured alcohol or fuel tabs could result in explosion and possible injury.