BUILD YOUR OWN TWIG AND ALCOHOL DUAL-FUEL COOK KIT 

STORY AND PHOTOS BY STEVEN PAUL BARLOW

You’ll always find something in my daypack – usually some type of backpacking stove -- that allows me to cook a meal or at least to boil water. Yes, there’s a lot to be said for ready-to-eat meals and snacks when you’re on the trail or down the road. I always have those available too for times when time or my location doesn’t allow for starting a fire or setting up a stove.  But when I’m hiking, hunting, camping or on a