Cooking is fun and almost all love to cook. But cleaning cookware is a boring job to me especially when it comes to clean while backpacking. It might feel to you a real pain and if the weather is windy on that day, your sorrows will know no bounds. But there is nothing to do but clean cookware while backpacking in the wilderness.
In this situation, you should consider when you bring your utensils to the wilderness. You can cook your foods on the nonstick as well as stainless steel cookware. Also, you need dishwasher safe utensils so that these utensils do not damage while cleaning them. Nonstick cookware is pretty easy and fast to clean in comparison with the use of stainless steel cookware.
Which utensils do you need in the wilderness- Nonstick or stainless steel cookware?
Stainless steel cookware is a convenient and fast way when it comes to making steaks. It allows you to make foods searing and browning which becomes very tasty. But you need to spend more time and effort when it comes to clean these utensils. Having no extra coating on the surface, foods tend to stick on the surface which requires much effort to remove.
On the other hand, making omelets should be easier and fun on nonstick cookware such as nonstick pan. Having a smooth coating on the pan, foods do not get a stick on the surface. As a result, when you need to clean them, you need less effort and time to remove them.
In my point of view, you should bring nonstick cookware for foods that do not stick on the surface of the pan and stainless steel cookware for steaks to make them more delicious with a searing and browning.
Fast cleaning cookware while backpacking
When you are away from home for hunting or any other purpose, you should bring with you the cookware that will be easier for you to clean and remove the burnt-out foods on the surface of the pan. However, in this article, I will tell you some fast cleaning cookware while backpacking.
Plan your meal properly
Cook foods as much as you need to eat. Don’t cook too many foods because it will create many disposals and your dishwashing process harder. To save your valuable time and effort, you need to cook the right amount of food for you.
Clean your utensils just after finishing your meal
The more time you will take, the harder it will be to clean the cookware. So, be wise and you should start your cleaning process just after you have finished your meal whether it is day or night. You need to do it because the left-over and burnt-out foods can be removed easily.
You can use hot water
To make your cleaning process faster, you should incorporate hot water for dishwashing. Hot water dissolves fat faster and easily which is convenient for you to clean the cookware. Not only that you can add some mild dishwasher so that you can clean the dirt and left-over foods easily.
Rinse the dishes
When you are done with hot water and dishwashing powder or soap and sponge to remove the dirt and other food debris from the utensils, it is time to rinse the dishes in the clean water without further delay. You can bring a portable sink with you and fill it with clean water to do the process.
Dispose of the greywater
In this case, you have to think about the environment. You can make a hole about 6 to 8 inches deep so that you can keep the greywater in it. It is a good way to get rid of greywater and also to minimize the impact on the environment. Also, make sure you have left the greywater at least 250 feet away where there are no natural water sources.
Wipe dishes thoroughly
This is the last but not least thing to maintain when it comes to clean cookware while backpacking. To wipe dishes thoroughly, you can use a kitchen towel, and then you should allow them some time to air dry before you pack them up.
Cleaning cookware may be an irritating task for anyone but you need to do while backpacking. If you can follow all the things I have mentioned earlier in this article, you can fast clean your necessary cookware before backpacking. Make sure you do not do the cleaning process with something that may damage our cookware and you cannot use them further.