When camping or doing a long trip, it should not be overlooked is the consumption during the process. Actually, in general, there are two choices: to cook or buy food around the site. If the choice falls on its own cook, then no default consequences become more severe and complicated. If you choose to buy food, the consequences would be to spend more money to buy food. Although in some areas, costs incurred to purchase food on site with its own cooking fall of almost the same but higher levels of hassles if you choose to cook yourself. Therefore, a complete survey of the area to be visited, especially on the cost of living and accommodation costs are absolutely necessary so that the burden will be taken also can be minimized. Suppose the cost of eating at your destination cheaper and less hassle than having to cook their own and carry-material instruments themselves, why want to cook for yourself?
Principle of traveling by backpacker is carrying luggage to a minimum with containers that are also minimized, as comfortable as possible, as easy as possible for removable, and the costs are minimal. For cooking, you should have at least a burner, a container for cooking, food, and energy resources. Stove divided into three kinds, namely gas stoves, paraffin stoves, and stoves spirits. Gas stove itself is divided into two types, namely a good gas stove (usually the size is quite large and there is a gas storage itself) and the outdoor gas burner that is usually smaller, sleeker, and some are in the form of roses. Each burner has its own advantages. In terms of space-saving, the most efficient place is paraffin stove due to the stove and fuel will only spend at most room for 1 box meal. Weakness paraffin stoves are the result of burning paraffin residue were troublesome when cleaning the container for cooking. Not all stores sell paraffin, paraffin fuel that is pretty hard to come though paraffin can be replaced with wax, but it will be more difficult for you to clean the butt pan. The gas stove is considered quite beneficial because in addition to efficient, it is also relatively easy to obtain fuel. All stores provide a small gas cylinder. In addition, the resulting flame is blue so efficient. 1 gas tube can be used to cook for 2 days or more for 4 people. The disadvantage is the space used is large enough to store gas cylinders and gas stoves especially if you go more than three days. For the 17 people on the mountain, is actually quite with 2 gas cylinders, as long as the manufacture of food can be summarized. In addition, the gas can not enter the aircraft cabin if you are traveling by plane. So that all goods must enter the trunk and of course the protection of goods in particular (yes we knew was that the bag in the trunk often dismantled and no missing items). Lastly, methylated spirit stove. I call this spirit stove least efficient. The fuel needs quite a lot because of the nature spirits volatile. Although the space required, methylated spirit stove does not require a lot of space. We also carry a flammable liquid in the bag, and this is quite dangerous if it is leaking. On several occasions, cooking with methylated spirit stove slightly smells.
The outdoor activities are not the same as the activity in the house, so bring appropriate foods only. If they are not necessary, no need to carry 12 kg of raw meat, fruits are super expensive, organic rice is very tasty and expensive. What needed are actually durable materials, nonperishable, easy and no fuss packing when the bag fell or banged, it did not make bored. For rice, it is enough to bring rice prices being alone. After all the later rice price is regardless if in outdoor. Simply bring corned to be used many times (corned beef canned sometimes risky spill if it is used multiple times), anchovies (recommended because the texture of the meat is thick and salty flavor), eggs, nuggets, sausages, shredded, food dry (such as dried soya bean cake, stir dried anchovies, and dried potatoes), or you can bring wader deep-fried, dried shrimp, and the like. For eggs, you need to store the rice so that the egg does not break. If you can bring your own food, you should bring your own food like tempeh dry, shredded, dried potatoes, and fried shrimp dry. At least, you can save time because it only needs time to cook rice only. The fuel can also be saved, although it may be more expensive in the fund fall. For fried foods, I recommend bringing margarine only. In addition to a more compact, less expensive, and also more delicious when used to cook.
For drinks, you can bring drinks sachets in various types. It is also recommended to bring the sweetened condensed milk chocolate, especially for energy intake in an emergency. Sachet drinks because it is quick, cheap, and now many delicious drink that is processed in the form of sachets. Do not forget to bring salt and sugar or flavoring food (if you are fond of food seasonings) for cooking.