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#204306 - 04/20/20 10:28 AM Re: Cook vs No Cook [Re: haan9953]
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Haan, by "no cook", I don't think they mean raw. Rather, I think they mean all the cooking has been done ahead of time at home, and when they are out in the backcountry, they do not heat it up.
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#204307 - 04/20/20 10:52 AM Re: Cook vs No Cook [Re: haan9953]
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Except that raw foods are heavy, and we are backpackers.

Somebody doesn't know where they are posting...
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#204468 - 06/06/20 04:08 AM Re: Cook vs No Cook [Re: Carlos C]
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Originally Posted By Carlos C
Is there any value in going to a no cook method over bringing a lightweight stove and using dehydrated or freezedried meals?

I have a friend who is no cook but I wonder if there are major differences other than less gear. Has anyone gone to no cook and been happier?


A camping stove is okay if it suits your style but I prefer to cook my meal naturally so I bring only a camping pot that fits my backpack. Never been try no-cook camping before because a warm drink in the morning really makes my whole day. Also, warm food in the evening is more satisfying for me.

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#204523 - 06/21/20 07:46 PM Re: Cook vs No Cook [Re: Masonic18]
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Bear in mind that if you plan to hike in California that all "natural" fires are prohibited in the backcountry. Too many knuckleheads have started huge forest fires with their little cooking fires...
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#204722 - 08/25/20 09:25 AM Re: Cook vs No Cook [Re: Carlos C]
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Being well fed is one of my few luxury needs. I cook. The weight savings is almost negligible to cook. Especially with some of the new freeze dried foods plus your own spices and condiments.

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