Allow me to preface this question with some background info.

I have only been on a couple short (2-5) mile hikes and loved every minute of it. I am looking to move to some 3 day hikes/camping in northern Georgia next year. In my researching (minor it may be) I have found that everyone either uses a stove or they opt for not cooking food at all. I can't seem to find info on cooking over a wood fire.

So the question is, why not ditch the stove and cook over a fire instead? I feel like I'm missing something as it is never mentioned as an option. (at least not by the dude guys in the videos that I'm watching)

The only downside that I could see is time which I am not too concerned about. I plan on taking my time, relaxing and enjoying nature.