Its always tricky to figure out where you strap down the coolers.
Oh snap wait, we can’t fit any coolers or our massive camp stove …. what the heck we going to eat?
Don’t waste money on pots - no matter how small
As you can see from this articles featured image, I am not a fan of using the same folding “camp kits” we’ve always brought in the Car-Camping-Tote. While the pots collapse, and stack, and are very compact – FOR POTS.
Bringing pots also mean you need a stove to cook, a sink to clean, a sponge to scrub, the water to rinse, and food – what needs to be cooked can usually spoil.
Water doesn’t need to be cleaned
Ditching the pots doesn’t mean we must endure cold foods! But instead of pots and all the rigmarole that comes along, you can pick up top quality ready-to-eat meals for ~$5-$9 instead. These package of wonder just need a bit of boiling water poured right in.
It’s your pots and food without any cleanup!
Don’t worry they’re not the dreaded doomsday army rations from the 50s, you can easily find tasty modern dishes in a variety of flavors, including vegan, dairy free, and gluten free options!
- no cleanup
- dont spoil
Hot Water though?
Of course, of course. We still need boiling water for our meals, and many of us likely want it for some coffee too!
I highly, highly recommend a Jetboil (or MSR pocket stove). These things fit the the entire stove, including fuel and ‘pot’ in the size of a large thermos.
I opted for a JetBoil mainly because their “Java” is a “flash” (full stove kit) with a french press plunger!