In times past at camp I would cook stuff, I would take ingredients and make something for dinner. Breakfast was sometimes a slice of bacon or two, and after years of just boiling and rehydrating I have to admit I get a little fed up with the food at times.
I won’t be going back to a wood fire and sausages I don’t think, but some kit that came in for test and then a wee piece I put together for Trail got me thinking about the old days and some possibilities. A summer overnight pack is pretty empty, so maybe room in there for super-luxury?
Guyotdesigns will be supplying some of the kit.
The Squishy Bowls above are the Large (500ml/93g) and the Cup (200ml/48g), there’s Medium size and a “Shot Glass” as well (which I have somewhere, I’ll find it…).
The weight is good, but the fact that they pack flat, or at least won’t take up the same volume in your pack as their capacity would suggest, makes them handy wee buggers. Usability without penalty maybe? They’re made of food grade (obviously) silicone, and the material and super-smooth inside surface should make them easy to keep clean without using up all my water.
No handles of course, but there’s something “earthy” about holding a bowl in your hand and it’s nice to have something so different.
The little chaps there are MicroBites, a spork, spatula, knife and spreader in two click-together utensils weighing in at just 20g. They’re small, but not too small, feel sturdy will very little flex when leaned on and there’s enough material to hold onto to make them usable.
One interesting thing about them is that the manufacturing process is carbon negative, something that seems to run deep in the company philosophy. It’s worth reading the “About Us” page on their site.
I’ll take these out and see just how out of practise I am at doing more than boiling water when I’m wild camping.