Join Date: 12-24-2006
Location: Grawn, Michigan
Year of thru-hiked: not yet
Originally Posted by sarbar
In most cases it will cook fine (if instant oatmeal), but if you are doing say couscous, it doesn't hurt. Or if you get busy and come back 20 minutes later to eat
As for me, it depends on the weather if I use a cozy in the morning. But usually hot bag=cozy so I am not doing the cooling off dance in my hands.
I rehydrate/heat soups that I"ve dehydrated. I put the freezer bag in an empty plastic Gatoraid jar with a screw top. I made a blue foam cozy for the jar but it was difficult to pack. This last weekend I just took the jar without the cozy. After 15 minutes it was rehydrated and still almost too hot to eat. Temperature was 45 F when i did my supper.
I recently read the above post on Whiteblaze.net http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showpos ... stcount=11
It's interesting what Slosteppin says about NOT using a cozy: After 15 minutes it was rehydrated and STILL almost too hot to eat.
Take his experience into consideration when you think of making and using a pot cozy. Do you really want the extra weight? Forget about the cozy, add the weight by increasing the base/footprint of your STOVE. Add some stability to your cooking. Ask me how!!!!!!