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Cooking Methods


Boiling water is one of the first tasks you’ll need to complete when cooking on the trail or at your site. Boiled water is used for cooking, reconstituting food, making hot beverages, cleaning up, and even sanitizing drinking water. If you’re trekking, find a lightweight pot to attach to your pack -- for those of you with more room, any large pot will do.

Alternatively, a fireproof container can be used. You can use a tin can, a cast iron pot or even a soaked bamboo segment hung above the fire!

What You'll Need: A large pot, oven mitts, a hot fire & grill or a camp stove.


  • Cowboy coffee
  • Hot chocolate
  • Oatmeal
  • Potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Veggies
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Soup
  • Mulled wine

Never grab a hot pot with a wet towel! If your pot is large, have a friend help you lift and carry it from the fire.

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