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Old 09-09-2006, 08:38 PM   #1
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Does anyone else use a pressure cooker for camping meals? It makes a nice change from fired and bbq'd meals and you can make some great meals in a short time (saving on propane). I have done meat loaves, spare ribs, pot roasts, stews, chicken and dumplings etc. etc. Especially when camping at this time of year, the more substantial meals are awfully nice. The longest cooking time I have come across so far is about 35 minutes for a pot roast. If you haven't tried one it is worth considering -- one pot filling meals. It can be hard to find recipes -- I have actually found 2 pressure cooker cookbooks in the library discard sales, so I guess they are not trendy right now. I have made a convert of my neighbour and am keeping an eye out in thrift shops for one for her.

Just a thought for those who like to cook (and eat).


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Old 09-09-2006, 11:06 PM   #2
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Interesting topic, Rosemary. I think we had a discussion long ago, now lost to last November's hacking.

The subject did come up again in this What's in your pantry? topic. Raunie mentions something about baking in a pressure cooker. That's particularly intriguing.

Admittedly all I know about P.C.'s is I remember my grandmother using one for canning, when I was younger.

I too wonder how many Fiberglass-RVers take their pressure cooker along.
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Pressure cooking has been used by campers for a long time. Many high altitude hikers and climber use a small pressure cooker to improve efficiency of their small stoves and small amount of fuel they can carry. Here's what most carry. Sometime I might get one, I sure don't need any bigger than this one is.
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Old 09-10-2006, 01:36 AM   #4
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That has to be the cutest pressure cooker I have ever seen Byron. Mine is just an old Presto one, now I covet that little one.
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Rosemary,
Allrecipes.com only lists 3 recipes for pressure cookers, but they all look good. This one might be too complex for camping, but it sound intriguing.

http://chicken.allrecipes.com/az/Prs...nwithDckSc.asp

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Old 09-11-2006, 02:46 PM   #6
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Allrecipes.com only lists 3 recipes for pressure cookers, but they all look good. This one might be too complex for camping, but it sound intriguing.

http://chicken.allrecipes.com/az/Prs...nwithDckSc.asp

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Yum, that recipe looks delicious -- I will try it at home before giving it the ultimate test in the trailer with 2 Brittany Spaniels wrestling at my feet. Thanks for the link.

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I remember back during the 40's & 50's my mother had 2 of them 1 big that she used for canning and a small one she made meals with and that was about the time when more and more women started to work outside the home, she claimed it cooked a much faster meal. I know my wife had one and when we were first married she cooked a lot with it same reason. I have to admit though that I think I always liked the taste of conventional cooking better for some reason. The funny thing is I love things cooked in the crock pot especially a pot roast with all the fixins cooked together. that dutch oven stuff ain't bad either .... hmmm wonder whats for dinner tonite
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We use one at home for roast beef. There is nothing like it for tenderness and flavor.
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We have a Nordic Ware Microwave Pressure Cooker.
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There's that [b]microwave again. I keep wondering where that current bush is.
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Pressure cooking has been used by campers for a long time. Many high altitude hikers and climber use a small pressure cooker to improve efficiency of their small stoves and small amount of fuel they can carry. Here's what most carry. [b]Sometime I might get one, I sure don't need any bigger than this one is.
I'm looking into getting one of those too. No wonder my trailer is getting heavy; I have to have 2 of everything... One for electricity and one for propane...
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I'm looking into getting one of those too. No wonder my trailer is getting heavy; I have to have 2 of everything... [b]One for electricity and one for propane...
Do camping and electricity mix, other than 12 volt electricity?
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Just wondering Byron.... do you ever use electricity? Do you use electricity at home?

Even though we camp, we still love the up to date electric items.. that makes it easier for us to enjoy camping. We still boondock and love it too....

We think everyone should camp whatever way is best for them. Propane, electric, dutch oven, or just over an open fire.. just love what you do.

Microwave, TV, video, vaccuum cleaners.. if it's what you want to do... enjoy!
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Camping with electricity in a fiberglass camper?

Camping is done in a tent. Cooking is over an open fire with one pot. Electricity is a flashlight.

Camped all over the country from the back of a motorcycle. Bivvy sack, sleeping bag, and flashlight. The I started adding equipment got a camp stove and a tent.

Now I drag a small air conditioned house around behind a pickup with a generator and solar panel in the bed and its still camping.

Started camping with the Cub Scouts and have continued into my retirement. Equipment has changed and so have I.

The only thing constant is change.
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