A person cannot hold out on one dry ration on a hike. Hot full food will warm you in the cool before dawn and rejuvenate after a hard day in the evening. To make aromatic fish soup, nutritious porridge and strong tea, you will need a quality camping pot.
Tourist bowlers are divided according to the material of manufacture into titanium, steel and aluminum. You need to purchase only high-quality dishes for the hike, because in nature you cannot replace it with anything. If you are traveling with a large family or a group of friends, you need to buy a set of pots to cook several dishes at the same time. At least two vessels will be needed at least for the first or second course and for compote or tea.
Steel bowlers are lightweight and durable, and their price won't scare you off either. Aluminum and titanium are considered more practical, but they also cost an order of magnitude more. Pots also differ in the way they are produced. They are stamped, riveted and welded. Riveted dishes can leak in difficult hiking conditions, so it's better to get another one.
Choose the shape of the bowler hat that is convenient for you. Some tourists have adapted to putting low, slightly flattened pots in their backpacks, while others find it comfortable to wear high ones. Without a car, it is better to take several small or medium-sized kettles, because no one wants to carry one huge and heavy kettle. For a company of 3-4 people, two vessels of 2.5-3 liters will be enough. 6-7 tourists on a hike are able to eat 5-6 liters of food.
There are also 10 liter boilers, but you should not take such a container in the expectation that you will heat up food. In nature, ready-made food spoils very quickly, so it is better to cook fresh food so that health problems do not spoil your trip.
The army version of the marching bowler has an oval shape. They are easy to carry, but much more difficult to wash. Take a closer look at the model that has a skillet lid. It is convenient to fry eggs or fresh fish on it. There are universal transformer bowlers. They look like tubes and contain a whole set of necessary utensils: a frying pan, a kettle, pots and cups.
A container with a non-stick coating is very convenient for a hike. It is easy to clean and easier to cook in such a pot. Consider purchasing a metal tripod so you don't have to look for a set of sturdy branches every time to position the pot over the fire. There are even two-seat tripods, they will help you cook two dishes at the same time.