After some deliberation, I finally decided to leave my Coleman at home for an upcomming four day camp trip. I`m already a little bit antsy because I haven`t had much time to experiment and really get to know my new alcohol water boiler, but if all else fails at least I`ll have services every 10 to 20 miles (a rarity for routes around these parts), so it will just mean shelling out for a lot of restaurant food and not getting my morning coffee until I`m on the road.
I`ve seen some great looking one pot recipies on a few backpacking sites and will probably try some out later, but for now I don`t have much more time to prepare and I want to keep experimentation to a minimum. I`m looking at carrying coffee and tea, instant oatmeal, and instant soup packets. Also peanutbutter and crackers in case of stove failure.. Anything else available over the counter with zero prep involved that needs only hot or boiling water to turn into a hot meal? I can make do fairly comfortably with what I already have in mind, but there are probably other obvious "no cook" foods that haven`t occurred to me. Suggestions?