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How To Cook Fish Without A Fire

If you’ve been following Mountain House on social media you’ll know that we LOVE a good Mountain House Hack (#MHHacks). But this one from our friends at Uncage the Soul Productions is next level:

fly rod and two trout

It isn’t uncommon for campfires to be prohibited in protected wilderness areas or areas prone to (or impacted by) wildfire. And even in campsites where controlled campfires are permitted, this hack is a useful one to remember in helping abide with leave no trace principles. So if you’re backpacking to a place where the fish are jumpin’ (and where you’re allowed to catch em!) put last night’s Mountain House pouch to re-use by using it as a cooking vessel! Just add boiling water, fresh fish, and a few minutes later the meat will be falling off the bone and ready to eat!

STEP 1: CATCH A FISH!

man flyfishing on a lake

STEP 2: RINSE OUT EMPTY MOUNTAIN HOUSE POUCH

JetBoil, two prepared fish, and an empty Mountain House pouch

STEP 3: ADD BOILING WATER AND PREPARED FISH TO POUCH

woman pouring boiling water from JetBoil into an empty Mountain House pouch

STEP 4: SEAL POUCH AND WAIT ABOUT 15 MINUTES

sealing a Mountain House pouch

STEP 5: REMOVE THE BONES AND ADD COOKED FISH TO YOUR FAVORITE MOUNTAIN HOUSE MEAL, RAMEN, OR OTHER BACKPACKING FOODS!

woman removing fish bones from a Mountain House pouch that doubled as a cooking vessel