Key tips for kicking the stove habit EXPERIMENT AT HOME.
Cold-soaking works best for dehydrated foods (not freeze- dried). Try beans, rice, lentils, couscous, mashed potatoes, and veggies like peas and corn.
VARIETY IS KEY.
Plan a rotation of at least five meals to keep your taste buds interested. Carry a spice kit to turn those five meals into 10.
Shopping en route isn’t the best way to get cold-prep ingredients. Dehydrate your own meals, buy dried ingredients online (harmonyhousefoods.com), or get packaged meals.
TAKE A TRIAL HIKE.
Can you make miles without hot morning coffee? Do you need something warm in your belly before bed? Going stoveless isn’t for everyone.