Save propane. Sleep with something warm.
This is a Thermos made by Nissan , 16 oz, stainless steel vacuum for $24. Rice, potatoes, oatmeal, soups, stews.
1. Heat the meal or food to the boiling point, in a pot on your stove top, and then once your food is boiling hot, you pour the food into your preheated thermos bottle, and finish cooking the food in the thermos.
2. When you have added your food, and covered it tightly with its lid, then lay your thermos on its side, as all the food will cook more evenly that way. (If you leave it standing upright sometimes only the food on the bottom will cook.)For this method, you still need to pre-heat your thermos. Don’t forget to preheat it as it is very important.
Oatmeal is very easy to fix in a thermos. Use steel cut whole oats as they taste best. Prepare the oatmeal the night before by preheating the thermos, then pouring out the boiling water, add your oatmeal, and fill the thermos with more boiling water. In the morning your oatmeal will be cooked perfectly.
Whole wheat breakfast cereal can be prepared the night before, to eat in the morning too. Just put 1 cup of whole wheat and 2 cups of boiling water in your preheated thermos before going to bed. Cover tightly and lay on its side. Leave thermos overnight and your cereal is cooked perfectly in the morning.
You can also cook rice, or rice and beans, or rice and lentils in a very similar fashion. Takes about 8 hours to cook usually. Remember rice expands so leave a bit of room on the top of your thermos for that.
You can also make rice and chopped up veggies this way. It helps here to bring the rice to a boil, and even cook it for about five minutes before adding the rice and chopped up vegetables to the thermos to finish cooking.
Pasta cooks even faster, just add about 1 1/2 cups of egg noodles or macaroni, two cups of boiling water, and your seasonings to your preheated thermos. Cover tightly and cook. It should be done in about twenty minutes.
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I was thinking about not taking rice or lentils, but this could change my mind. (Found that the key to this procedure may be a good thermos. Tried this last night. Awful cold muesli in the morning. And I had wrapped the heck out of the existing large mouth thermos. The picture above is supposedly a good one.) (Tried it again, with new Thermos. Worked like a charm except for the pasta. It all stuck together and was inedible. Dont like that pasta anyway. Will try with different kind.)
Found out that after a short time that it was too expensive in terms of water and time to clean it out. Gave it up after a year.