Freezer Bag Cooking

Freezer bag cooking is ideal for winter camping.  It’s lightweight because you prepare all your dried ingredients  at home and pre-package them in heavy duty Ziploc bags.

You only need a single pot to boil water in, enough fuel to boil the water, and a fabric cozy for your bagged meal (a spare garment will work in pinch).

Once the water boils, pour it into the Ziploc bag and slip the bag in your cozy. Set it aside for 5-10 minutes for the meal to fully cook.

You’ll save fuel because there’s no simmering.  Cleanup is easy as there’s no pot to scrub, just a bag to pack out. has a few ziplock recipes and I found a great site called Trail Cooking which describes this style of cooking, has recipes and technique ideas.

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