« on: August 20, 2016, 02:24:25 pm »
Like others, I like to tour both ways. With the new Jetboil system and freeze-dried meals, cooking takes way less time than going to a restaurant. I use it for backpacking, and the water boils in 2 minutes, then you have to wait a little for the mixture to "cure"--10 or 15 minutes, which can be used for other camping chores. Also, there are no pans to carry. And with oatmeal/PB/fruit, breakfast is done in a jiffy, too. Again , no pan, as the oats are poured into the boiled water in the cup provided as part of the unit. It all packs up neatly and weighs little. (No, I have no financial interest in the technology. I'm just amazed at the difference 45 years has made--we used to have frying pans, cans of gas, pan scrubbers, etc, etc....) Because of this simplicity, I will now cook more than in the past, when it was a real chore.