The new, hot shit on the long trails in the US is "going stoveless" and "cold soaking". For weight reasons, some refrain from the kitchen utensils and just eat cold. Also (ready) soups and stews are eaten only cold. In closable containers, let the food soak for hours, rehydrate, and then you spoon the cold mush in the evening.
For me, the cold soaking is nothing, I just "reward" me with a warm meal in the evening - and with one to three coffee in the morning and in the evening.
So, in this article, I introduce my ultra-light outdoor kitchen, I'll talk about each ingredient and introduce my daily ration of a typical, typical hiking day.
My outdoor kitchen in detail
The basis for the entire kitchen is the Evernew Appalachian TI set. The set I have already presented here onceThat's why I'll summarize here only briefly what is included:
|Evernew Appalachian Ti Set|
|Cooker for alcohol||36 g|
|Bracket / bottom part||24 g|
|Pot with lid, 600 ml||85 g|
|Cloth for cleaning and oven mitts||6 g|
|Pack bag||7 g|
All items are made of titanium and weigh together, depending on the size of the pot used (500 ml / 600 ml), a maximum of 320 grams!
Depending on how the holder and the windscreen put together, I can either use alcohol, which is also the most comfortable for me. With the Titan grille higher, I can fire Esbit, and the grate below is the firing pad for small sticks and twigs for the Hobo Stove configuration.
I usually use the larger 600 milliliter pot from Evernew, which I bought extra. There are still some small parts in it:
|Additional, in a pot set|
|BIC lighter, mini||11 g|
|Rag and sponge, halved||10 g|
|Esbit tablet for emergencies or as a tinder||14 g|
|Both Aquamira vials to disinfect drinking water||(90g)|
Additional items I count towards the outdoor kitchen:
|Additional in the food bag|
|Titanium spoon with a long handle||17 g|
|(depending on the tour) roll up cutting board||(31 g)|
|Alcohol bottle, 330ml Caprisonne bag||10 g|
|Pot / Pouch Cozy, homemade||20 g|
|Water bag Cnoc Vecto, 2 liters, for dirty water||72 g|
|Water bottle from the supermarket, 1l||30 g|
|LifeStraw water filter (if I do not disinfect with Aquamira)||(69g)|
|Swiss pocket knife mini for the keyring||21 g|
|Foodbag HMG Pod large, with some cord and carabiner||47 g|
|trash bags||10 g|
Overall, the weighs complete kitchen about 650gwhere, for example, the pocket knife and the soap are multi-use, so can be expected to the bathroom. So for the sake of simplicity, I counted the knife here to the kitchen, and the soap to the bathroom.
A typical day with rather short multi-day tours in mountainous terrain, I estimate with about 2500 kilocalories, Usually, then at the end of the tour even something left over.
The "hiker hunger" starts after several weeks, at the beginning of a tour I usually have less hunger and even have to force myself to eat sufficient quantities. It works better with me if I do distribute several snacks to the day and try through Beverage powder and gels to get the necessary calories.
|Instant coffee bag with milk & sugar||6 g||85||2||16,5||0,5|
|Muesli with milk powder, topping oat||105 g||428||18||48||13|
|Cheese / sausage||130 g||460||40g||26g|
|peanut butter||30 g||250||19,5||3,8||12|
|Bag food, freeze-dried||130 g||450||17||56||16|
|granola bar||60 g||226||15||20||3|
|Trail mix with salted nuts, M & M, dried fruits||70 g||120||14||15||13|
|Drinkmix Recovery||25 g||93||1||13||7,5|
|Olive oil (in 100ml Kids fruit puree bag)||15 g||128||14|
For this I need about 30 grams of spirit per day, so without packaging, I come to about 800 grams of food and consumables per tour day.