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Old 05-29-2006, 11:12 PM   #15
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Not sure how young you are Gina, but here are a couple of items you might be interested in. For some reason, I think we are from the same era. These date back to my tent camping days.

Manual drip coffe makers


Portable oven

Pie Irons

And to reheat a plate of food, we use a wok with 2 sets of chopsticks holding the plate above the water (as in the picture below). Remember woks were made to cook over an open fire. It is a frypan, steamer, and stew pot all in one.
What's with all that modern stuff?

Here's the coffee pot.

It needs a piece of bailing wire for a handle. (coffee grounds removed before use) Simple to use fill 3/4 full of water, sit on the camp fire, when the water starts to boil and a few handfulls of ground coffee. Remove from the fire and let coffee ground settle. Use tin coffee cup to dip coffee from the pot. As brewed coffee is removed add water and back on the fire. When the coffee starts to taste a bit weak add more ground coffee.

A nice willow stick works well for baking, toasting bread, cooking weinners, and marshmellows.

Now go ahead roast your marshmellows in that microwave.

Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:34 AM   #16
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What you buy and need depends on what type of cooking you do while camping. We initially bought a convection oven/toaster oven/microwave combination for the trailer. We only used the microwave. We wanted the counter space for cooking and other things so took it out and put in a tiny microwave that hangs down from the bottom of the cabinets. It's perfect for us.


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Old 05-30-2006, 09:58 AM   #17
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Do not use the microwave that came with trailer, nice place to store bread and cracker type things. Rarely have AC to run the darn thing. I will have to figure out how it works at Bandon in July
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:17 AM   #18
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where did you find a microwave that small? I got me a 600 watt one that i have up in the cubbard above the friggie.. I put it on the floor when traveling tho..
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:07 PM   #19
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Ah, the microwave.

Our Casita has one. It came with the trailer, although it's an after market addition. It fits neatly inside the cupboard. It is the only sore point between myself and my wife on the trailer. I want to get rid of it. We've used it a grand total of one time since we got the trailer. And that was to zap some potatos that were not quite done from being baked in coals in the campfire.

If I get my way, I'm going to take it out (it's not a factory-installed option so all I have to do is lift it out). I'd rather have a toaster oven, if anything. Or just use that great space for groceries.

But Carole keeps thinking we're going to need it at some point and she doesn't want me to take it out of the trailer. I hope to prevail...but after twenty-two years of marriage I haven't won one yet.
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Old 02-04-2017, 03:31 PM   #20
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How about a solar oven for when you want to bake something? You can buy one or make your own. They seem to be available in a wide range of prices.

While my project Scamp is not to the point of having a built in microwave, in every camper I've used up to now I've had one. I'm going to modify the closet to sit a small one in the Scamp. It is probably the one appliance I will not go without.

I've also always had a crockpot, which can be used for baking as well. I've not tried it, but the cookbook has a recipe for chocolate cake!
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Old 02-04-2017, 03:36 PM   #21
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Never heard of a Cobb grill. Looked it up and what a great system. I may have to ask Santa for one next year!

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Old 02-04-2017, 05:41 PM   #22
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I wouldn't want to be without a microwave oven--just too handy for heating things from the fridge, etc.

A little toaster oven is a handy appliance making toast, and can make small pizzas, cookies, rolls, etc--a lot of the same things a bigger oven can do.

Also, if you won't have shore power and want to bake using the stovetop, you could use a heavy iron "dutch oven." But this little Omnia stovetop aluminum gizmo looks like it got pretty good reviews. Kinda pricey at $70, but weighs less than 2 lbs and might be just the thing for small baking chores without AC electricity.

Toast-- Fry it in a pan, or get one of those old-style four-slice toasters that goes right on the stovetop burner.
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Old 02-04-2017, 10:45 PM   #23
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You might consider one of these instead of a microwave or in addition to.
We got one for ourselves for Christmas. It's still in the box waiting for spring. I might take it out to try in my house. Pretty sure it will fit in the microwave spot but you just can't use the grill in there. I will likely use it outside.

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