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Old 05-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Using a microwave?! = NOT real...

I'm sorry, but to me "camping" means cooking over a fire...where are those recipies at? You know, the potatoes/sausage/carrots with butter and seasonings in tin foil over the fire...there's gotta me way more fire recipies, care to share?
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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ID:	36047 We use cast iron pie cookers,
Butter 2 pieces of bread. place one one each side of pie cooker butter side down and fill with anything you like.
Pie filling.
Pizza sauce,cheese and meat or cook scrambled eggs for breakfast with ham and cheese.
Grill cheese.
I could go on and on.

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Old 05-17-2011, 01:10 PM   #3
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That's cool, I have a 12v sandwich maker that looks like that minus the long handle.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:32 PM   #4
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Damn! Guess I need to ADD this one of Kevin's to...

...my very limited cooking repertoire. I'm going to invest heavily in (2) of these. I'm sure neither one of us wants to wait while the other one gets to gorge themselves in front of our very eyes...definitely will need two cooking 'machines' in our trailer household!
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:55 PM   #5
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Of course, depending on where you camp, fires might not be possible. In my tent camping times I've run into a lot of situations, even here in the humid mid-atlantic, where Smokey the Bear says no fires.

(but even in those cases I figure I can live without a microwave oven...)
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:09 PM   #6
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Coleman stove works good also.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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The Boy Scouts do the thing in plastic bags and boiling water mostly for breakfast. Then there is the foil packs. I did a campout with my digitizing pals and the person in charge got construction grade restaraunt foil sheets that worked awesome.
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Mr. 2yax and I have had several discussion re: Microvwave or Not.

IF we opt to add something once we hit the road on a more permanent basis, we're thinking convection/micro combo.

The downside for me is giving up the space for it and I don't really like cooking inside a trailer onna regular basis due to the cooking build up on the cabinets or constant wiping down to prevent said....I'd rather be paddling out on the lake to watch the sunset, thank you very much.

Presently do all of our cooking outside on George (Foreman grill), Martha (electric fast/slow roaster) and Coleman (campstove) with pots, pans or griddles. I'm thinking a small rice cooker might be nice down the road.

Dunno if/when the cooking bit will change so the conversation sporadically continues.

Freezer bag omelet....yummmmm.....freezer bag filled with a beaten egg or 3, all the omelet condiments desired and boil till done. Dump (or not) and eat.
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we have a propane stovetop in our trailer that i have used twice, and even then, only to boil water during a rainstorm when boondocking. otherwise, we bbq or cook on the fire. and no matter where we go, we hear from other campers as they walk past us "now that's camping"...but they don't do it themselves!!!!!
i have dedicated pots for the fire, have always extra tin foil ( this is what we use a ton of!) and have some dollarstore tinfoil pieplates etc.
i do not own a microwave in the trailer. however, i rarely use the one i have at home.
there's something very relaxing about sitting around the fire cooking. but if we cannot have a fire, then it's bbq time. it's truly amazing what one can cook in a tin foil packet!!!
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I do have a microwave. It doesn't do a lot of good when we rarely camp with hookups, but other people have different views. I use ours about once a year, mostly to make sure it still works.
I love pie irons. Ditto foil packet dinners, and/or especially foil packet veggies in the coals. We also have a basket (like a fish basket) with a long handle for burgers and steaks, chops, even (surprise) fish, over the coals. We also carry a camp grill to get food low over the coals, and not depend on those often ridiculously high-set grates on the campfire rings.
That said, everyone has their own style, and their own fun.
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Hi: All...Talk about leftovers...here's what we did with the night befores fire remains. "Now that's camping".
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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A vote for the microwave- but I usually camp at things like agility trials or on a trip. I'm not there for the smoky, campfire atmosphere, I'm there for sleeping in a convenient spot, and the microwave is clean and easy. Woodsmoke is a pollutant that bothers a lot of people, myself included. I would not run a microwave off a generator- that doubles the pollution as it adds noise to the combustion- but don't knock clean-use of microwaves when there are hookups.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:16 AM   #13
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Sorry guys, this was meant to be a "share your cooking over a fire" recipes thread...not a "is a microwave bad?" thread lol. Kevin K...I need to get one of those, mmmm grilled cheese
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Sorry guys, this was meant to be a "share your cooking over a fire" recipes thread...not a "is a microwave bad?" thread lol. Kevin K...I need to get one of those, mmmm grilled cheese
Most camping stores and Wal-Mart has them. I also have a waffle cooker in the same style. A metal dog dish with a few charcoal brickets will work quite nicely.
Another thing to look at is Dutch Ovens. There's tons of recipes on line and in books.

For one or two people keeping it simple usually works best.

For fun with a campfire try roasting aged peeps instead of marshmallows.
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