what's my favourite piece of kit? Is it a sleeping bag? No. Item of clothing? Nada. Stove? Nein. Tent? Nope.
My favourite bit of kit has helped liberate me from trawling shops (online, and bricks and mortar) looking for elusive packets of suitable ingredients to make lightweight meals. I am, of course, referring to the dehydrator that I purchased from Bob at BPL a couple of years ago.
I make my own gluten free food from scratch, usually vegetarian because meat is such a pain to reconstitute. Soya mince is great for chilli and bolognaise, and lentils (split red) for dahl. White basmati rice cooked, dried and added to your chilli or dahl makes a complete meal - at the end of a hard day these take hardly any effort to make into a hot filling meal. Cooking time is kept to a minimum by using a cozy, so fuel is also saved.
I'll post some recipes like the borlotti bean chasseur at some point.