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.
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