Cooking in the Snow

Cooking when winter camping is different from cooking when backpacking.  My favorite setup is to make a bench seat, and sit on a foam pad, with another foam pad under the feet for insulation. Then cut a bench conveniently right in front of the chef on which to put the stove. Lay a thin plywood panel on the kitchen area, on which to place the stove. That way it won't melt into the snow. With the stove in easy reach, you can heat water, melt snow, and cook a meal. Wind screens are a big help. Gasoline and alcohol stoves work best in winter, with the alcohol not the greatest for melting snow for multiple people. Canister work if one keeps the canister warm, such in a sleeping bag or coat. Frozen foods are great in the winter, such as frozen hash for breakfast, frozen meat and potatoes for dinner.