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About this project


    I am a winter hiker and I like food. I've made many meals in the ice cold wilderness. I developed the BAKE SACK system after years of backwoods cooking and many cold and nasty dinners.

    The BAKE SACK is a lightweight, fuel saving backpacker's cooking aid that enhances flavor and textures of trail food as well as keeping the food hot. Not rocket science, just good ole common sense.

    I use supermarket foods for backpacking whenever I can. Meals designed for hiking don't appeal to me even though they can be lighter and faster to prepare. Lets face it, those freeze dried, engineered foods taste like crap. With a little planning and the BAKE SACK, good food from your supermarket can accompany you on your next backpacking trip. Not just for winter hiking, I found the Bake Sack an effective piece of gear in all seasons.

The BAKE SACK consists of three components:

  1. an insulated bag lined with heat resistant fabric and a draw close opening.
  2. an insulated disc fitting inside bag on top of the cook pot to be placed inside. One side is heat resistant fabric and the other side is weather resistant fabric.
  3. a cook pot with a lid. (the BAKE SACK will work with most available hiking cook pots)

     The BAKE SACK cook system is really quite simple. Bring your food to a boil, put the lid on the pot, put the pot in the sack. Place the insulated disc on top, cinch up the BAKE SACK and let it "simmer" inside. The BAKE SACK helps to retain the heat in the cook pot simply by insulating it after it comes off the stove. The super insulated bag allows the food to continue cooking even though it has been removed from the heat source. 

     Simmering on the stove consumes fuel but also wastes water by turning it to steam. As a result, most recipes using the Bake Sack can use less water.  The food absorbs all necessary water without burning on the bottom of the pot, releasing clouds of steam and consuming stove fuel.

     The BAKE SACK Sticker,  at 3" in diameter, it is the World's Shortest and Most Effective User's Manual:

Risks and challenges

After searching for over a year, talking with many companies and sourcing materials, I feel I am ready to bring the Bake Sack to the people at a fair price. I have approved samples and I'm happy with my manufacturer. This project is fairly straight forward. The completed Bake Sacks will be shipped directly to me. I will be handling the packaging and shipping so I will have an opportunity to inspect each Bake Sack I ship. Quality control doesn't get any better than that.

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    Thanks for the help... Let it be said you have good taste, you support small business and you enjoy the satisfaction knowing you've helped make trail food better.

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    The BAKE SACK sticker says it all. I like to think of it as the world's shortest and most awesome owner's manual. I'll send you a couple with my heart felt "thank you".

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    Early Bird...your very own BAKE SACK at an extra special price! You get the Bake Sack and the Disc so you can cook delicious meals on your next backpacking trip. I'll throw in some stickers.

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    Late Riser... you get the awesome BAKE SACK and Disc for your own backpack cooking adventures. Still a great price and you'll get some of those wicked cool stickers as well.

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    Micro-Distributor Pack... you love the BAKE SACK so much you wanna share with ALL your friends. Included are 10 Bake Sacks with the Discs and a whole lot of stickers. It's like being in a secret club where everyone eats well in the wilderness.

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