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Ultralight Backcountry Baking

No oven? No problem. Make cookies, muffins, bread, and more with these backcountry techniques.

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TWIGGY FIRE Place nonstick pot on stove, fill with dough or batter, and build a small fire on top of the lid with finger-size sticks. Turn the stove on low and feed the twiggy fire continuously as contents bake. Don’t check it too often or you risk losing your fire. (And yes, this method blackens your lid.) Best for: cookies, brownies, bread

STEAMING Pick up the Packit Gourmet Baking Kit ($20; packitgourmet.com), which includes silicone baking cups and a steamer tray. Pour enough water into your pot to just cover the bottom, then fit the tray over it. Fill cups with batter and place on top. Turn stove on medium-low, cover with lid, and steam. Best for: muffins, cupcakes