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Q&A How to improvise or make pot grip / pot handle

How do you deal with handling hot pots / cups without using a pot grip (see the picture for an example)? It's inexpensive and rather light-weight, but why add gear if you can use what you already h...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Alexander‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Would it hurt anything to leave a canister stove attached overnight?

If I cook a hot dinner on a canister stove and plan on cooking a hot breakfast in the morning, can I leave the stove on the canister overnight or would it be better to take it off and reattach in t...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can you tell if roadkill is safe to eat?

In some places in the US, it is legal to take roadkill home and eat it while in other places the meat is donated. If it was legal where you are, how would you tell if the meat is still good?

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the easiest way to remove creosote from pots and pans?

I just returned from a five day trip during which we used a friend's Solo Stove (wood burner). My pots are now covered with a thick, sticky, black layer of creosote. I've tried steel wool and soa...

6 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jeff W‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Suffocation while cooking under an umbrella?

I was recently backpacking in Olympic National Park. I didn't have a tarp with me (was being cheap. Bought one shortly after the trip) but had a $5 umbrella. It rained a bit during one the mornings...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by noah‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Could I have problems / obstacles with obtaining petrol / gasoline for a stove

I've been thinking for some time to buy a multifuel stove for use in cold and high-altitude camping as compressed gas might be unreliable, and, most importantly, difficult to obtain in remote locat...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Alexander‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the advantages and disadvantages between gas, liquid and solid fuel?

It seems you can get fuel for stoves in either gas form (butane, propane, etc.) liquid (methylated spirit) or solid fuel tablets. What are the particular advantages and disadvantages with each for...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by berry120‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Eating ash in Soviet Union

My Polish grandfather in early 1950's was sent by communist regime to a gulag. People were starving there and malnourishment was common, so they came up with idea of burning some kind of trees and ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by user46147‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can/Should I cook in my tent?

When camping in bad weather I'm always asking myself if it is a good idea to cook in my tent with a gas cooker. Obviously there is the danger of fire. But how dangerous is this really? Can you easi...

7 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by RoflcoptrException‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question tents camping cooking
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Q&A What's a good back-up wood and alcohol stove?

I am looking for a back-up stove capable of burning wood and alcohol. Can you suggest one? I would like it to burn alcohol and wood (most important) be cheap be small be robust be light (least im...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where to buy ethanol in Canada?

I have recently moved from Sweden to Canada. In Sweden, I always bought ethanol for my trangia ethanol stove at petrol stations. Where can I buy such ethanol in Canada? Is it sold at petrol stat...

4 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can or should you season titanium cookware?

I have a set of titanium cookware that I use for backpacking. It's a small set for one to two people and consists of two little pots and one cover/frying pan. Mostly, this set gets used for boili...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Van‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Avoiding leaks from stove and fuel bottles?

I used to use a liquid hydrocarbon-fuel stove for backpacking, but I hated it, one of the main reasons being that the stove and/or fuel bottle were always leaking and stinking up my car and pack. M...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Ben Crowell‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Preparing rice and mashed potatoes with warm instead of cooking water

For a one week trip in a dry region I need to conserve water and weight. My idea is to bring precooked "instant rice" and pulverulent mashed potatoes. I´d warm a bit of water to about 40 - 50° C an...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Zsolt Szilagy‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Easiest way to preserve a fishing catch - with cooking or pickling

I'm looking for the easiest way to cook or preserve fish at the river or lakeside with as minimal preparation or cooking involved so they can be eaten later. Mainly trout, pike or walleye. Ideally ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by CG Smith‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can you make a MSR WhisperLite stove simmer?

MSR WhisperLite backpacking stoves are ubiquitous, but they lack a key function: the ability to simmer easily. How can you set a WhisperLite to simmer without having to constantly watch the stove a...

9 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to deal with changing clothing which was used while cooking as not to attract a bears?

It is said you not only need to keep food at least 30-100 meters away from the tent, which is easy do to, but you also can't sleep in the same clothing which was worn while eating, which can be ver...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by yannn‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Buying Campingaz in Eastern Europe

My boyfriend and I are currently a month into a 3-4 month trip in Europe and are finding it quite challenging to find suitable gas refills for our van. The gas runs both the cooktop and the fridge....

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Boucledor ‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to craft container for cooking and filtering/purifying water

If a scenario in which you go in the forest or next to one, how are you supposed to craft a containers? All the web-ressources I can find for filtering water thanks to the multi-layer rocks (from ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by T.Nel‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the difference between white gas, propane, kerosene, and gasoline?

How do I know what type I should use when I'm planning a camping trip?

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a standard way of marking cooking alcohol containers?

The alcohol used for cooking is poisonous. Denatured alcohol, also called methylated spirit (methylated spirits in Australia and New Zealand) or denatured rectified spirit, is ethanol that has...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to get a top-mount cooking burner for 20 lb propane tank?

Currently, I use this cooking setup and it is pretty convenient when the travel space is tight: However, its BTU potential is understandably modest and I would sometimes like to cook a soup or b...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why couldn't you eat frozen bait shrimp?

We have a question about how to store dead bait shrimp, both answers suggest that you can simply eat the bait shrimp, but one says, As for freezing them, they won't be alive anymore but they sh...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What kind of stones should not be used to grind food?

I found a pink slab of stone with a nice dip in the middle and thought of using it as a mortar for grinding spices. Are there any stones whose makeup could potentially leach toxins?

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by SwampWitch‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Food to bring on long hike

I am planning on doing a around 2 week hike and bring all food with me. I would walk around 25-30 km a day. To major constraints here are the weight and cost of the food. I have made the following ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by hikerman‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is freezer bag cooking safe?

Freezer bag cooking refers to cooking by boiling water in a pot, add the boiling water to a zip-lock type freezer bag filled with the meal, placing the filled bag in an insulating cozy, and letting...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by StrongBad‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Diet for Long-Term Camping

I will be camping and commuting to work for some undetermined number of months. During this time, I plan to do a lot of working out as well, and I'm wondering what healthy camp-friendly mostly non-...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by TQM‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Group Trips: 1 Large cook group or smaller cook groups of 3 or 4?

On trips I lead, we always split up into smaller cook groups, yet I did have one occasion a long time ago where we cooked as one large cook group. Long enough that I don't remember if it worked wel...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by manoftheson‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tips for Cooking with Unseasoned (green) Firewood

We car-camp regularly at Ontario provincial parks. The parks forbid bringing in our own wood (to help prevent foreign invasive species from entering the local ecosystem). We are supposed to buy l...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by ckpwong‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to clean and cook Asian Carp

To start I am from the Midwest in the United States. In the recent years, many lakes and rivers have been taken over by an invasive species of fish called Asian Carp. These fish are disgusting/slim...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by AGrammerPro‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where is the optimal place to do dishes in the backcountry?

I just came back from a backpacking trip in an alpine area. I was cleaning some kitchen items (pot, spork, pan, etc) with some remnant food particles that were coming off. I use a very small amount...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Eric‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which types of wood will make food taste bad?

So other than toxic burning wood, which types of wood are safe to use for cooking fires but will just make my food taste bad? I live in the Southwest, and all types of woods that I have cooked over...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by MaskedPlant‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why do some prefer methane to cook food

It feels like methane is growing popularity to cook food while camping. I've only used the "classics" like methanol, propane and butane. Why would I prefer methane gas as my camp stove fuel?

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A High Altitude Cooking - Most efficient fuel and stove type

We are planning a hike that will have us above the tree line for several days. I am interested in recommendations regarding stove and fuel types under the reduced oxygen constraints as well as wei...

0 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Citizen‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much does a full/empty jetboil canister weigh?

I have a bunch of partially-full Jetboil canisters from various trips, and I'm trying to figure out approximately how much fuel is left in each of them. How much does a full canister weigh (fuel +...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Felix‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are some good gluten-free foods for backpacking?

I have quite unfortunately found out several months ago that I'm gluten sensitive. Nearly all my meals I've planned and eaten on the trail have included wheat, and thus gluten, in some fashion. I'm...

7 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by manoftheson‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I light a spirit (ethanol) stove when it's cold?

I am very happy with my starm-proof spirit stove (similar to this model, but older. When others are struggling to find a place outside the wind, I can cook wherever I like — provided I can lighten ...

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you smoke salmon in the wild without a smoker?

How do you smoke salmon in the wild without a smoker? I am going camping with a few friends and we would like to try smoking any salmon we catch during our time in the wild. How do we safely smok...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Ken Graham‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How does the Esbit stove perform in cold & wind?

I was on a group trip this weekend where a fellow hiker brought an Esbit stove which uses hexamine fuel tabs. The temperature was not what I would consider extreme. Temperatures in the high 30s t...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What precautions should I take when cooking smelly food in an area with bears?

I'm planning an overnight hiking trip and want to try cooking fish. We will be camping at an established backcountry site on the trail, which has a spot for a tent near a fire ring. However, this ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by user812786‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to manage the risks of sleeping and cooking in a camper van?

There is a significant proportion of individuals who enjoy the Great Outdoors that also travel to the wilderness in vehicles converted for camping (RV, Vans, some boats etc). For those living an o...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Venture2099‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you boil an egg in dirty water?

I'm going on a one day hike, and I want to cook an egg whilst on it. I'd like to avoid carrying excess water, and the route goes past a couple of waterfalls and several streams, so there is no prob...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by rlms‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What situations/locations would be ideal for using a solar stove while backpacking?

After answering this question, I am wondering when it would be useful to cook with a solar stove. It certainly wouldn't make sense in an area that is constantly overcast or when speed is of the es...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any techniques to cooking food when camping in the wild by harnessing the energy of the sun?

Are there any techniques to cooking food camping in the wild by harnessing the sun's energy (rays)? We have all heard of solar panels being used to generate electricity, but are there any techniqu...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Ken Graham‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Baking with backpacking stoves

What are strategies for successful baking on the trail where wood fires are not allowed? I am particularly interested in Pizza Cookies Pies Corn Bread

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by SierraCalifornicus‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is titanium cookware safe?

There are one or two other posts on cookware, which covers those made of titanium, but this post is in regards to its interactions with the human body. I haven't been able to find any academic/peer...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by MarkE‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to cook meat with no equipment?

Our ancestors have cooked and eaten meat for thousands of years with only primitive equipment (no pots, pans, etc). In a survival situation or when traveling with minimum equipment it may be useful...

8 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by nivag‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What water is fit for cleaning hands & gear during a visit to the Great Outdoors?

I am looking to setup dish and hand washing stations for a group of folks in a fairly-wild woodland, in a car-camping summertime setting, for 2-5 days (depending on the occasion). Is stream water f...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by cr0‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are important components of a camp kitchen?

Remote, private land with no 'improvements'. Dirt road access up to a small field with a campfire, stream down a hill nearby, surrounded by vast woodland. A group of ~20 people gathering on site f...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by cr0‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it safe to add boiling water to Mylar?

Many pre-packaged meals are designed to cook in the pouch by adding boiling water. If I am making my own meals with mylar pouches, would it be safe too cook them by adding boiling water to the pou...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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