We barely scratched the surface of cooking fuels in yesterday's post, and I'll go into more detail of a bare bones portable kitchen. Most of my backpacking has been in forest settings, so my fuel choice is going to be dead wood, scrub brush, or other collectable fuels along your route.
There are several books, websites, backpack forums, and other resources for finding one pot recipes. These meals can be as fancy or basic as your taste buds prefer! My favorite breakfast menu for a breaking camp day is instant oatmeal, dried fruit, and hot tea/coffee for breakfast. I've found that this meal is quick to prepare and an easy cleanup for getting on the move!
Dinners are usually a bit more involved but we have done fajitas with tortillas, stews, and fried rice in the back country with great success. One pot to cook in, eat out of, and clean. Speaking of which, I usually only carry a pocket knife and a spoon for my meals.
For my bare bones back country kitchen: A pot, lighter, knife, spoon, and endless possibilities.
One task every
day, one small task....for a better prepared community - K