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MG34 said:I find brew kits to be too time consuming,and take up too much space. I carry a couple of MRE heaters,a 500ml Nalgene bottle and biola instant hot coffe when needed. Place coffee fixings and water in the Nalgene,put bottle in Mre heater,add water to heater (it doesn't even have to be potable) in 5 mins hot coffee,plus the same heater will also heat your rations.
I've sold off or traded away my MSR stoves as unpractical..besides who wants to carry a bottle of naptha/gas with them when it's not needed. The Mre heaters are not affected by wind,altitude,or temp as an added bonus.
Iv'e been using that technique as well. You can also heat the water first, and add coffee while the meal pack is cooking afterward, as some of that water can be used to cook the MRE rice packets as well (assuming you dont add them directly to the meal), then when the meal is cooked, dump the water out and use the heater to warm your hands etc... The MRE heaters really are versitle, assuming you get the good ones.