While getting ready for our backpacking trip, I stumbled on this guy’s idea for easy, no-clean cooking while backpacking. His blog is Erik the Black’s Backpacking Blog and it is great if you want to experience the great outdoors on foot! I always love easy cooking while on vacation and this idea proved to be a winner!
It is so much easier to relax and enjoy scenery like this when you aren’t cooking and doing dishes three times a day!
First you buy a sunshade for your car and make a pot cozy for your backpacking cookpot. The directions on how to do it are HERE. It works so well and saves a lot of fuel you normally use for cooking. This year it was even more important as there is a statewide burn ban, so no campfires!
He also tells you how to cook using your new pot cozy. I chose the freezer bag method and it was amazing!
Just boil your water in the pot, pour your dried food into a freezer bag, dump in the boiling water, seal up the bag, place it back in the pot, put on the lid, stick it in your pot cozy and wait 15 to 20 minutes! Dinner is served…