Your camping trips just got a little bit lighter thanks to a funky little cooking pot made out of paper. Strange as it may sound, this biodegradable paper pot can withstand the heat of a medium flame to boil water or cook simple foods such as pasta, soup or rice before being recycled.
The Hexa Pot from Energia USA is made of a lightweight paper material that comes flat-packed to conserve space; when you are ready to cook, it assembles into a hexagonal pot. It's recyclable, compostable and 100 percent biodegradable with no metal or plastic. The manufacturers report it breaks down in 24 to 36 months.
That means technically you could toss or bury the Hexa Pot when you are finished cooking and move on with a lighter pack. For those who would rather leave the trail clean and place the pot in a recyclables bin when they come across one can take comfort in the fact that the pot breaks down so flat and small it is likely to take up very little space in the first place.
It's pretty much a win-win no matter which way you go.
The ingenious little paper pot comes in sizes small and large, and are priced at $2.99 and $3.99 respectively.
With an easy and environmentally friendly solution like this now available, whether it is for a day hike or for some serious time on the trail, planning to cook outdoors just got a little bit lighter and more convenient!