Instead of taking along a bunch of canned kidney beans, black beans and so on — with the space and weight they take — use Thermos cooking to prepare dried beans for use in other recipes. If you haven’t heard of Thermos cooking, you can read more about it here. No need for you to spend hours watching a pot on the stove — or put all that heat into the boat.
UPDATE: For larger quantities, and for cooking main dishes, take a look at a thermal cooker (I love mine!).
This makes the equivalent of one typical can of beans, such as kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans – whatever.
Total Time: About 6 hours (if desired, may sit longer)
This recipe is designed for use with a 16-ounce Thermos. You can double or triple the recipe in a 34-ounce or 48 ounce Thermos, or if you only want one batch in a larger Thermos, you’ll still need to fill it with water (if you leave the Thermos only half full, it will not cook properly).