Re: The Tent Thread;
For cooking one other great thing is the "Kelly Kettle." The first were actually used in the trenches in WWI. Small container on the bottom in which you build a fire with whatever's at hand. Kettle itself is a hollow tube with an exterior water jacket.
Give it 5 minutes and you have boiling water for Tea, 'Cup of Noodles,' whatever is 'just add water.' Personally I carry BBQ wood chips and fire starters to light the thing off. You can also get a grill plate to put a pan on same to fry food.
Very 'Retro,' but very effective.
"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." – Winston Churchill