Adding hot water to an instant packet of oatmeal or mac and cheese is easy as pie, sure, but you have the wrappers to deal with, you need about 5 of them to feel full, bla bla bla. It might take a few extra minutes to cook, but if you’ve got that time, and I know you all do, try bringing bulgur wheat along the next time you’re in the woods. It’s cheap, cooks quickly (buy the least coarse variety you can find), and tastes just as good with something sweet for breakfast as it does with something salty for dinner. That means if you’re in a safe enough place to do it, you can make extra at night and use the leftovers in the morning.
Put some dry bulgur in your bowl, add boiling water, cover it for a couple of minutes, and when it’s soft enough for your liking (I prefer it a little chewy, actually), sprinkle on whatever you’ve got in your pack. Honey and raisins, dried mushrooms and chili sauce, sardines and sliced almonds. Enjoy it.