Add a few ounces (but a lot of convenience) with a made-for-backpacking ultralight stove. I like the and MSR’s . You need to bring a fuel canister and a small pot, but these setups get your food warm fast without much of a weight penalty.
hether ultralight backpacking, ultralite hiking, backpacking ultralight, backpacking lightweight, fastpacking ultralight or whatever -- one thing is clear and common -- find ways to Reduce Backpack Weight !
Don't confuse lightweight backpacking with ultralight backpacking. I'm evangelizing 25 lb pack weights, not sub 10 lbs. I also agree that ultralight backpacking is more of a possibility out West than in the Whites. You can do it in July, but you still really need to know what you are doing.