My average hot meal in the backcountry has long been limited to bratwurst on a stick, baked beans, and a few smores—all cooked (or usually burnt) over an open campfire. However, with the Trail Lite Duo System 6-piece cook set from MSR, my campsite cooking options have been expanded to anything I can throw in the two-liter nonstick aluminum pot and heat with my trusty backpacking stove. Sharing feasts is easy with two hot- and cold-safe DeepDish bowls and insulated mugs that pack conveniently inside the scratch-resistant, hard-anodized pot. Other great features include a clear pot lid with strainer holes (great for pasta), and a folding handle that locks everything firmly together. Available at [area stores]. $70; cascadedesigns.com.