With little storage room for anything, all we carry is a propane stove, occasionally a small grill during the summer. We also have a small rechargeable blender that we use to make quick on the go smoothies. Its nice to have fresh fruits to toss into a blender that can be somewhat filling and its fairly quick. We always try to eat very clean and pack mostly fresh foods, most of it is in the cooler. I feel as though a camp stove is a worthwhile investment for anyone to use and is something I'll keep forever. You can cook almost anything on it. Premaking your food is great too before your trip, you can make some sandwiches and other types of things. If they need to stay a while you just keep the ingredients separate. Also the premixed pancake battery and eggs are actually pretty good as well.