My cook system for the Appalachian Trail is pretty simple. A stove, pot, spoon, food bag, and koozie make up the main items.
Stove: For my stove, I have kept going back and forth between the BRS-3000t and the MSR Pocket Rocket 2. To start out with I am going to use the BRS-3000 and see how it does, worst case I have my husband send me my pocket rocket.
Spoon: So originally I started out backpacking with a spork and quickly found it to be pointless and a pain to clean in between the teeth of it. I also like it to be polished (again for easier cleaning) so I have gone with the Toaks Long Handled Polished Spoon.
Bag & Pot Koozie: In order to help aide in cooking many of my meals using freezer bags, I made a koozie for both the bag and my pot.
Lighter: Most people choose to use a mini Bic lighter, I chose to go with a full size. I don’t want to be fiddling with a small little lighter when my hands are cold.
Fuel Canister: Any brand of fuel canister works for me, although for the colder months I will be choosing an Iso-Pro blend.
Food Bag: I will be storing all my food in a ZPacks bear bag. It is made of Dyneema so it is waterproof and can be easily hung from the tree to keep out of reach of bears.
Hot Lips: Haha, probably not what you are thinking! On my pot, I use the Snow Peaks Hot Lips when I am drinking tea or hot chocolate from the pot. It keeps my lips from burning off my face =)
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That is what my cook system for the Appalachian Trail will consist of for my thru-hike. What do you like to use while backpacking? Comment below and let me know!