An evolving element of overnight bushwalking is food. What to eat for variety and nutrition!
Here I am experimenting with pre-soaking during the day to conserve time and fuel when preparing an evening meal.
I've read about potential containers and pre-soaking lighter weight dry ingredients for the above purpose, without much detail. Popular with some American style thru-hikers.
Working with my current fascination of re-using plastic jars instead of new ziplock bags, here's my test number one:
A plastic jar
180g of yellow split peas
(half filled the jar)
200ml cold water
I let it sit for a bit more than an hour, then I tipped out 100ml of cloudy water.
The split peas absorbed the water readily in winter conditions. The excess water discarded may have been unnecessary, may have contained nutrients or it may have acted as a rinse.
Conclusion: this pea was quick and successful to prepare. From past experience I would trust the plastic jar to not leak water inside a backpack. Tonight the ingredient is being added to a curry indoors, so I look forward to trying this when out walking.
180g of dried split peas is rather a lot! Perhaps try a mixture up to this amount.