I’m into freezer bag cooking. It’s fast, it’s easy, you can prepare healthy and hearty meals, and best of all there is no cleanup. So when I cook breakfast or dinner on a backpacking trip all I need to do is to boil water and use it to rehydrate my prepackaged meal.
If you’re like me, you need a pot that can hold at least 2 cups or water, has a lid to retain heat, and has handles so that it can also function as a cup. At 4.8 oz., the Snow Peak Trek 700 Titanium Pot is an excellent option that satisfies these criteria. It can hold up to 24 oz. of water, has collapsible handles that fold up for packing, and has a measuring scale stamped into its side. You can see it here in action on top of my canister stove.
If you get one of these pots, you want to make sure that you bring along a bandana or lightweight pack towel for gripping the handles when they’re hot. The pot does cool of rather quickly however, so you just need these to pour your freshly boiled water into your freezer bag and mix it all up. After that, I normally take the left over water and drop in a coffee bag (coffee in a tea bag), steep it for a while and then drink it down, using the pot as a mug. When I finish my coffee, I do a quick rinse with water, dry the pot out using my pack towel, place my canister or alcohol stove inside the pot and pack it away.
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