Toting around a bunch of cookware and a cooking stove when you’re going hiking is not something you want to do. Backpacking equals lightweight and easy-to carry.
If you’re going to be camping in one location for a while and don’t have to hike very far to get to your location, on the other hand, it makes sense to bring in all of the extra equipment necessary to cook some great hot meals.
But when you’re on the move and walking for long distances over a period of several days, MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat, are the way to go.
You have a number of options to get ready for your next backpacking trip, so we’re going to lay out what a few of them are and explore their pros and cons.