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Old 05-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #29
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Always make morning coffee in the trailer. Do alot of our cooking on a gas grill ( great way to make toast). Soup and sauces inside-meat out side-seems to be a trend here. Even in inclement weather (in the great north wet ?) tent to do most cooking on a roll up table under the awning. Camping for us means being outside as much as possible. My wife does like coffee in bed in the morning while I take Lucy (the Boxer) for her morning constitutional.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:48 PM   #30
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Cook???
On Vacation???
Gee - sounds like just SO much fun!
Almost like staying home (except that you have a lot more conveniences and comforts at home!)

Seriously, if either wife or I had to cook while we away "enjoying ourselves", we just wouldn't go!

We tend to choose campgrounds that are very nearby a town/city where we can go for lunch & dinner. Morning coffee is about as "cooking oriented" as we get.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:54 PM   #31
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I cook inside most of the time, especially if it's just the two of us camping. I probably wouldn't fry fish indoors, but mostly we've not had a problem with odors lingering inside the Casita, even though it has the carpeted walls (and floor). I do store most food in the Casita (under the sink/stove, or in the fridge) but big boxes of cereal, etc. may sometimes be stored in the car. I usually keep produce in a soft-side cooler, with or without a "blue ice" pack - I find the refrigerator freezes produce, no matter what I do.
Packaging is an issue. As we learned pre-Scamp a lot packaging and be done away with. Zip Lock type of plastic bags a great invention for the camping folks. When we grocery shop for food to put into the Scamp, the first thing that happens is stuff in excess packaging is repackage into these handy plastic bag. On a recent grocery store trip while near Bull Head City the grocery cart was pretty full. By the time all the excess packaging was done away with it was quite manageable. A pretty large garbage bag was put into the camp dumpster with that excess packaging.

Produce is something we will buy and use within a couple days. If I watch the fridge closely I can keep it from freezing for the short period of time produce is stored. We do keep carrots and an onion around much of the time. Tomatoes, lettuce, and other green and leafy stuff takes up too much room for what value you get, IMHO.
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Cook???
On Vacation???
Gee - sounds like just SO much fun!
Almost like staying home (except that you have a lot more conveniences and comforts at home!)

Seriously, if either wife or I had to cook while we away "enjoying ourselves", we just wouldn't go!

We tend to choose campgrounds that are very nearby a town/city where we can go for lunch & dinner. Morning coffee is about as "cooking oriented" as we get.
That might work for short trips, but for 3 months???
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:59 PM   #33
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She and I - in a trailer for 3 months? There'd be a divorce lawyer involved before week 2 was over!
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:59 PM   #34
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Always make morning coffee in the trailer. Do alot of our cooking on a gas grill ( great way to make toast). Soup and sauces inside-meat out side-seems to be a trend here. Even in inclement weather (in the great north wet ?) tent to do most cooking on a roll up table under the awning. Camping for us means being outside as much as possible. My wife does like coffee in bed in the morning while I take Lucy (the Boxer) for her morning constitutional.

I think it evolves with each camping family. When most of our trips were 2 or 3 days and warm summer weather, most of our cooking and eating was done outside. Every year when have spent 30 to 90+ days living in our Scamp and being in places were they want everything put away at night the number of times we cook outside reduces. That's been my experience.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #35
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We have a 16" Casita and I cook outside. I use the second tank on the trailer for cooking fuel and use the tailgate of the truck for a counter along with two small fold up tables. Though if it is raining I move indoors. A Side note my pickup came with cup holders in the tailgate does that make me a redneck?????
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:56 AM   #36
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One trick we use is to expand the counter space. We have a collapible dish drainer and a small plastic pan that it exactly fits into. As we dirty or wash dishes they go into the drainer that is set on the table or the dinette seat to the left of the sink. It's like having a double sink....
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:59 AM   #37
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we have an extremely cold Igloo cooler that stays in the 4runner. The clothes closet next to the entrance door has been converted to a multi shelf pantry. We carry rice milk and almond milk that require no refrigeration until opened
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:57 AM   #38
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Yay for families of 4 in a 13' egg!

We cook outside and removed our Boler's stove entirely, but not so much for space reasons as for wanting to simplify things. We already had the Coleman Dual Fuel camp stove and even with a bigger trailer and a full kitchen, would have kept it around for hot mornings when we didn't want to heat up the camper (I'm a coffee addict year-round).

Everything but the stove is stored in the Boler's kitchen, so there's really not much to "setting up" outdoors. It's actually pretty nice to assemble just what I need on the cutting board and carry it outside to cook. With two cold/rainy trips in row lately, it was an added benefit that we could leave the stir-crazy kids to bop around in the warm camper while we cooked safely outside (under an awning).

And... if nothing else, there's an extra special obnoxious smugness one gets from being the only campers outdoors on the worst mornings!

So, I wouldn't size up to a 16' for kitchen space. But for a bathroom... now that's another issue entirely ; )
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Even with our 19', we prefer to cook outside if at all possible. More room, fresher air, and better view. Same with eating. We do come from a background of hiking, and still to a bunch of canoe tripping, so it is natural for us to have our kitchen in the great outdoors.

But, if it is blowing, cold or raining hard, we will take the cooking indoors. Morning coffee is almost always done outside so I can let the little missus sleep longer.

Depending on when and where we go, we will bring a bug shelter for the picnic table if it looks like they will be really bad, but that is only a couple times a year.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:55 PM   #40
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We do most cooking inside. But have done some outside, we have a small butane stove in case we want or need to do so. Of course, we often take a small Webber Clone grill & use it only outside. Ha! Often we use the microwave.

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Wow, I have so many great takeaways this thread! I am super excited to try different things and see what works for us!

We love to cook 'camping food' as my husband and I call it.

We just bought a 14' wide body Burro with a front dinette. I can hardly wait to take it out!
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Wow, I have so many great takeaways this thread! I am super excited to try different things and see what works for us!

We love to cook 'camping food' as my husband and I call it.

We just bought a 14' wide body Burro with a front dinette. I can hardly wait to take it out!
Camping food = A slab of bacon and a can of pork and beans.
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