Dont get me wrong, I like camping - I have even had some of my favorite meals over an open camp fire - meat, flame, grilled veggies...how could you go wrong? Its just that DB, unfortunately, feels the same way about backpacking as I do about a good meal. And you cant backpack with a cooler (so I've been told)! Honestly the idea of cooking out in the wilderness appeals to me, and I would prefer that to the prefab backpackers meals, but the idea of all that food on my back is daunting and neither of us fish. Is there a solution? Am I doomed to eat freeze dried potatoes and reconstituted peas?