I've just discovered the idea of cold soaking from Darwin Onthetrail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vLzwWUQ9_g
You basically take your typical backpackers freeze dried pantry meal, add the food to a cup of water, and let the water re hydrate the meal. Has anyone ever tried this? One of my favorite things about backpacking is enjoying a WARM Mountain House meal after the long day's hike. I also thoroughly enjoy my instant coffee in the morning as I'm packing up camp. Wondering if anyone here has tried this and recommends it....only advantage I can think of is the weight that you can shed by not having your cooking system.
See "The Crotch Pot" for the "best" (or maybe the most bizarre) "cold soak" cooking gizmo beyond the venerable "Talenti" pot. I kid you not.
Oh. My. Goodness. That is incredibly funny, yet practical. I just watched a few videos on it. Can’t wait to share with my wife!
I have never been without my stove. I built my stove from an aluminum beer bottle and it weights next to nothing. 2 oz.. of fuel gets me almost 20 minutes of cooking time. I can get 2 meals from a 2 oz. bottle of fuel. I make my own dehydrated meals and most include some sort of pasta. I dont do cold pasta. Hehe