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Old 06-03-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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cooking using inside or outside stove?

Most of you have a stove inside. Do you actually ever use it or, do you cook outside on a portable? I'm curious because, in my plans, I'm not going to have a stove inside.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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I use all three of my burners all the time, but I camp a lot in the winter...
I only wish I had a real oven!
But I get along pretty well with my Folding Coleman stovetop oven

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Old 06-03-2011, 08:08 PM   #3
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For both the Bigfoot and Compact Jr., I've made a plywood cover for the stove top to increase countertop space. These never come off except to clean underneath them. All our cooking is done outside. Two burner Coleman stove, Bodum Frykat charcoal grill, Cobb grill, or one of 5 different size Dutch ovens offer all the cooking possibilities we need.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:11 PM   #4
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I went camping last weekend, I like to make breakfast (eggs, sausage and bacon) on the propane stove inside. Most other meals are done outside.
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Most of the "cooking" is done inside. I do carry a stove to cook outside, but it's more of a problem to get out and use than just turning a burner. Most of our cooking is easy to cook and fast. Just two people and easy meals.
Examples.. About 1 in 5 breakfasts I'll cook eggs, about the same ratio for pancakes, and about the same ratio for instant oat meal. The rest of the time it's granola.
Lunch is never cooked except when it's really cold then maybe a bit of soup.
Dinner is usually a bit meat to add to a packaged meal such as one Ben's Rice meals.
We don't camp to eat.
We learned our light and easy meals from years of carrying all our food and house on our backs. So it's a lot more work to get out the stove, drag stuff outside, cook it, put it all away, than just turn on the stove and be done with it.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:10 PM   #6
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Just removed the stove. I would rather be cooking outside in my "camp kitchen". Plus, I think I'm going to love the space freed up under the stove! (Also removed fridge!)
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:20 PM   #7
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PO removed the stove from my trailer before I bought it so I use an outside coleman stove. I haven't really missed having one inside.
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Cool double bowl sink, 3 burners WITH an oven, convection/microwave

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I use all three of my burners all the time, but I camp a lot in the winter...
I only wish I had a real oven!
The full indoor kitchen of the Fiber Stream was one of the main reasons to buy it. We have 2 gas barbeques at home, one a huge Charbroil, and the other a small portable, neither has been used in over 2 years. The Charbroil's propane tank gets used in rotation on the trailer.

One of Robert's favorite pass-times is cooking, and one of mine is eating...
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Most of you have a stove inside. Do you actually ever use it or, do you cook outside on a portable? I'm curious because, in my plans, I'm not going to have a stove inside.
We use ours occasionally, but I don't think you'll missit much...
Especially if you buy one of those flat coleman two burner portables at Wal-Mart, then you could use it insde when rarely needed.
Here are some choices which could be used inside or out....

Coleman 2-Burner Stove - Free Shipping for Members at REI.com
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Hmmm If I wanted to cook outside all the time I would have bought a tear drop trailer. One of the nice things about our trailers we can cook inside out of the rain and cold.
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:01 AM   #11
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Hey Byron, I agree with you.


But I do carry a 2 burner coleman stove I've had forever. Let's see I loaned to a friend I was camping with, and I think I used once to boil a crab outside and maybe used it one other time. I think if I was in Bear country I'd want to cook outside.

I do barbeque outside.
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:15 AM   #12
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Like others, we like having the option. Though we cook outside 99% of the time, and the awning allows us to do so even when weather isn't ideal, there are very blowy, rainy days when we've cooked inside, or freezing cold mornings or late nights when we wanted to boil water for tea and doing so inside was a cozy 'luxury'. Guess it depends on when and where you plan to travel, for colder weather inside not only is convenient, but adds heat to the trailer.

We made a cover so most the time the stove is a very useable surface. I posted pictures here: Stove cover We also took out the vent fan above the stove, which was a pain (literally) and at head level.
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When we first got the trailer,I cooked inside. After we got the Coleman,hubby cooks outside. I prefer the latter arrangement.

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Old 06-04-2011, 06:37 AM   #14
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When staying in one place I have been known to take along a coleman stove, a tabletop BBQ and a stove top oven. At other times when travelling we just take the coleman and augment it with the inside stove for hot water.
Cooking outdoors, whenever the weather permits, eliminates many oders from staying inside the trailer and we can share all those different camp smells made from all those delicious meals being cooked outdoors.
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