This minimal cooking set idea came from Kyle Defoor. I’ve been following Kyle’s blog for a few years now (One of the only blogs I follow). Kyle is a very innovative individual with a lot of field experience both in the military and civilian sector. Because of his background, skill sets, and overall stand-up guy that he is, is why I trust what he says. This cooking set is just one of those small nuggets of useful information he shares every once in a while.
With a single fuel canister Kyle claims he can get by for 4 days! That includes making a cup of coffee, 1 two person Mountain House Meal, and 1 breakfast meal per day. I have personally owned and used the MSR pocket rocket for a few years now and love it. I plan on purchasing the GSI Minimalist Cookset to put a similar kit together.
This small minimalist cooking kit would be ideal for day hikes or even solo multi day backpacking trips. This could also be a viable option for those traveling that may not want to leave their hotel rooms or unable to for whatever reason. If you stock up on a few fuel canisters and Mountain House meals, this could become an option for natural disaster preparation.
Here are the contents of the kit Kyle uses:
- MSR Pocket Rocket
- GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist Cookset
- GSI Take Down Spoon (included in the GSI Minimalist Cookset)
- GSI Silicone pot gripper (included in the GSI Minimalist Cookset)
- Small fuel canister
- Bic Lighter
- Starbucks instants
(images courtesy of kyledefoor.tumblr.com)