Pressure packs

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A pressure pack is a method for outdoor cooking of food without the use of utensils.

Heavy duty foil is folded into a sachet and this is then used to cook the food.

Use heavy duty foil - as this is less likely to tear.


Type of pressure packs

  • Flat pouches
  • tent pouches
  • Single meal pouches
  • Patrol sized pouch

How to cook with a pressure pack

  • tear off a piece of foil about 30cm in length,
  • fold the foil in half - to create a double layer,
  • fold into a quarter to create the pouch,
  • create a double seam along the two sides (with the fold as the bottom of the pouch)
  • fill with your meat and vegetables,
  • carefully place on the coals of the fire (you may also put some coals over the pouch)

Foods to cook with a pressure pack

With a pressure pck you are able to cook a stew, or a large piece of meat like a fish or a rabbit. The foil keeps the moisture in and protects the food from the ash.

You can cut vegetables like onions, carrots and potatoes in to smaller pieces - or you could cook them whole.

Pressure pack recipes

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See also