I recently asked the question on my Facebook page
What is the one items you can not go to camp without?
There were a few responses that came through, You can see the responses here
One thing, in my mind, that is always nice to have on camp is good coffee, I have experimented with a number of different ways to take fresh coffee to camp and most have been successful but a bit cumbersome.
About a year ago I came across a French Press Mug, the Smartcafe Cafetiere Hot Mug, and have been using it very successfully. What makes this cup really great is that you only need to take one cup to camp. If you take out the french press bit it can be a typical thermos style mug for hot or cold beverages but just add fresh coffee grounds and the pressy bit and away you go
It seems there is now a boom in the market of these cups Smartcafe do both the Mug and Smartcafe Hot Cafetiere Travel Cup there is also the BODUM Travel Press there is even the Aladdin Aveo Flask With Cafetiere & Tea Filter.
I guess with all these products enabling the Scout Leader to have a good cup of coffee in the morning it mean we are going to have to think up some new excuses for being grumpy at breakfast.