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Old 11-15-2018, 12:56 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Alf S. View Post
Hi: Fred 762... Put wieners in a Thermos and fill with boiling water. Cap it and place the thermos in the sink and when it's time to eat just add buns, condiments, and your fav chips for a quick meal.
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Alf, I have tried a lot of the things folks have mentioned here but your idea seemed to be as easy as it could get. I did just like you said, but I had a little trouble stuffing the buns in there. The condiments and chips went in OK. While it did take a little ingenuity to get it all back out when it was time to eat, it was tasty. Not sure though if it's gonna catch on with the "Four Star" crowd. I hope Fred enjoyed it also.

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Old 07-12-2019, 12:04 PM   #30
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Our system centers around using the dutch oven. Guided by
The book needs a revision to fix the index, and the table of coals to temp has top and bottom flipped. But it has simple recipes.

Get some water jugs to bring extra water. Get a charcoal chimney. At the start of the trip, put frozen meat in the fridge/freezer with lots of root vegetables. Maybe have the first meat serving thawed before you leave. Get a dishpan that fits in your sink.

I love a bacon and eggs breakfast, but when camping it's just too messy to start the day. Breakfast never requires more than boiling water (for coffee and oatmeal). If we're in camp for the day, bacon and eggs is a great lunch.

Dinner is usually cooked in the Dutch Oven over/under charcoal. We usually line it with aluminum foil to make easy cleanup, and to get the food out easily (unless its a soup/stew). We also like to do "hobo stew". Wrap meat and root vegetables in individually sized foil packets and cook directly on the campfire. We often cook lunch for the next day after dinner. The book has several sweet and savory baked dishes that we wrap up for the next day, if we're going to be out and about.

I don't usually have the water heater on. So for dishes I just heat up water in the teakettle. All the dishes go in the dishpan with a little soap and get washed outside. The dirty water goes on the ground. I use one of my water jugs to rinse outside too. Now I've done the dishes without adding to the grey tank.

Depending on water availability, we do or don't use paper plates/bowls.

This allows us to use less processed food and fresher ingredients. Of course, if you like running your generator you can microwave TV dinners and that is way simpler, and uses no water.

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Old 07-12-2019, 02:27 PM   #31
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I have heard of people creating menus and shopping list for cooking at home but I have never done that even once.

I just head to the store and see what is on sale that looks fresh and appealing to me. Fortunately I don't have to worry about pleasing picky eaters anymore.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:18 PM   #32
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We cook and eat the same in the boondocks as we do at a campsite other than maybe plan for more meals at hand if we will be a ways from a food store. We do all kinda things for different meals, and very much love changing things up. When in the trailer we do eat good. There is not much you can't eat camping, even if in the boonies.

Even though we have a nice kitchen inside we usually cook outside if the weather is anything but real nasty. My wife does do some cooking inside if she wants to use the oven to bake something, and sometimes for some other meals when cold. When I do the cooking it has to be raining, windy and cold before I get chased inside, as I just love the outdoors. I did install outside taps on the passenger side for doing dishes.

We do have a decent sized water tank but still usually bring one or two 5 gallon buckets along as well. Our black tank can last well over a week if needed. The grey tank will not, but we disperse that as needed where allowed.

We have lots of solar to keep things charged, as I have never used a generator with a trailer and really don't want to. They are just too noisy for me. I do understand those in the deep south summer camping and needing it for A/C though, I just plan to avoid camping in too hot of weather. I would rather it be on the cold side that the hot side if I get a vote.

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