Cooking and Nutrition

Backpacking Stove Safety

George Cooking Dinner-in the Catskills

Backpacking stoves can greatly increase your comfort and safety on multi-day trips and in challenging weather conditions. There’s nothing like hot food at dinner to warm you up after hiking in the rain all day or hot coffee after sleeping in a shelter after a cold night. However, backpacking stoves …

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MYOG: Caldera Cone Cozies

These instructions were contributed by regular sectionhiker.com reader Ken “Drip Dry” Holder. The cozies were co-developed by Ken and Lee “Revlee” Fields, shown above. A Cozy System for Freezer Bag Cooking My hiking buddy (Revlee) and I went through about 5 renditions of this design before we hit on something …

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Alcohol Stoves: Timing Your Boil

Long-distance AT hikers love to obsess over pack weight and gear choices. Eventually any extended or thru-hike planning effort will come to a decision on what stove to bring. For me, this was quickly remedied by the statistics on what kind of stove successful thru-hikers used and a huge percentage …

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