Updated: Nov 17, 2022
There's SO many different ways to cook food when you go backpacking and everyone has their favorites. I've tried many over the years and this is what I use currently -
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If I just need to boil water
I like the 750 mL cup option because it doubles as a coffee mug.
Don't forget your fuel!
Alternatively, I do use my JetBoil quite often, especially if there's 2 of us since it does boil water insanely fast. Good option for melting snow for water too!
*TOAKS also makes a 750 mL sold by REI.
For my food
If you know me, you know I love making my own dehydrated meals when I can! If I am going for one night, I use these two together:
Plus a Long Handle Spoon
For longer trips, I use BioBag compostable bags for my dehydrated meals.
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If I am bringing food to cook/ reheat
Sea to Summit folding spatula (great for pancakes!)