After a long day burning calories while hiking the trails, your body craves food, and ss the cool evening settles in, your body will enjoy the meal even more if it is warm-or a least if the beverage is warm.
For winter or mountaineering trips a warm meal moves from convenience to necessity and with the right type of stainless steel cookware and the right stove you will have a great meal. Many of these types of pots have a unique lid-locking system that helps them to be a backpacker’s favorite. For some reason, food cooked outdoors always taste better than food cooked in a kitchen, which may because of the fresh air, or maybe just the thought of cooking a good meal without all the amenities of a stocked kitchen. Either way, there’s nothing quite like it.
If you love cooking outdoors, whether you are backpacking, canoing or camping you can still have quality cooked meals. Since you enjoy the outdoor cooking experience, then you are sure to load your assortment of gear with a good set of cooking utensils. One of the most important cooking necessities that come to mind is pots and pans, because without those it would be tough to make any kind of tasty meal. Most camp boxes are filled with an array of smaller, packable cooking devices, but some times you need all kinds of stuff to conjure up the right meal.
Often times you will find an old reliable that will never let me down and many pots comes in three sizes and are very durable and easy to clean, but their handiest features are their locking lids. Few of these pots on the market come with a unique system that uses the pot’s handle to double as a lid-locking device. If you’re clumsy as I am, then that could keep you from losing any of your precious dinner on a back country trip. Often, a camp stove is not as stable as you would like and it keeps a wobbly stove and pot from spilling valued chow. Many are these pots are designed so that you can store dry food in them or a safe spot to store your dish washing kit or anything you do not want wandering around your pack.
Over the past few years manufacturers of lightweight BTU-spewers have made significant advances. From multi-fuel capacity to flame control to heat output, today’s stoves are efficient, low impact and lightweight. Many of the stoves on the market today also perform well despite sub-freezing temperatures, gusty winds, or high altitudes. Fuel type is the principal distinction between stoves with the two main categories being canister fuel and liquid fuel.
Canister fuel stoves require that you purchase fuel in a pre-filled metal or aluminum containers. The canister usually contains a propane-butane blend, but most canisters cannot be carried on planes or shipped through commercial companies, so you must be sure to bring enough, or call ahead to see if the destination has them available. Generally, canister fuels do not perform as well as liquid fuels in cold temperatures.
Liquid fuel stoves utilize white gas, kerosene, or automobile gas, which occasionally specific stoves allow you to burn other types of liquid fuel. These stoves burn well at high elevations and perform great in cold weather, but the down side of liquid fuel is the potential for spilling when refilling the fuel bottle, and the need to pressurize the fuel through some sort of pumping.