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Old 06-12-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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what do you cook,,,ON.

campfire? stove? charcoal grill?

we have devised a rulle in our scamp in the interest of cleanliness.
inside cooking is limited to water based items,,,morning coffee, soup, things like that. anything greasy, bacon,, steak, gets cooked outside, on the coleman stove or charcoal grill.
i have a dutch oven and am getting more into using that. but i have been looking at campfire cooking a lot more. the cowboy kitchen type stuff. a tripod grill, or the oldstyle above fire rod that you hang grills, pots, dutch ovens and such from. in particular im interested in a rottisery spit to roast things on. i have made a few squirrel cookers and think a larger one that could spit roast ,say, a turkey would be fun .
have any dream cooking whatchamajiggers you would like to try?
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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In terms of INDOOR cooking - water-based on the stove top (mostly morning coffee) or toasted in built-in toaster - otherwise - if it can't be microwaved, it doesn't get taken on the trip.

All else involves going out to a restaurant
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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I use the coleman stove, a little mini propane grill and the campfire. I prefer cooking on the open fire but if the weather is rainy or if I'm rushing I will just use the mini grill. At least you can stay out of the rain and under a tarp. All my cooking including coffee is done outside. My boler has been gutted so no stove sink or fridge, but hopfully soon I will have another fridge.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #4
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We cook just about everything inside on our stove top and in the oven too. If I'd wanted to still be doing campfire cooking I'd still be tent camping! :-)
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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Do most cooking in the trailer except for meats which I do on the BQ. I purchased the pre cooked bacon that only needs to be warmed up to avoid the fat splatter. I do have a small camp stove I use outside if the weather is to warm for cooking inside. I also have a *very* small portable oven that I will sometimes use outside under the awning.

Like Kathy I purchased a trailer to avoid the campfire cooking - been there done that for years. :-))
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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We prefer to cook over a fire, on a grill, or in a dutch oven. Inside is saved for water based stuff - side dishes, etc... but that is the exception.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:38 PM   #7
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We do most of our cooking outside on a grill(gas or char) on the camp fire or in a crock pot inside.

Our DD & SNL most often go with us...they do almost ALL the cooking and those are the ways they like to cook. I do the coffee,snacks(mostly cooked at home) and crock pot stuff and small amount of clean up after meals .They use a lot of heavy duty foil ,paperplates & cups we all have our own coffee cups so there is not much clean up.

Now when we go just the 2 of us I also do most of my cooking outside,but DH does like sanswhiches or hot dogs when we camp. Quick & easy stuff out camping because he says I spend to much time cooking at home and camping is vacation time(from cooking) for me. Of course he can not even boil water,but he loves camping and everything that goes with it.( think hiking,biking,kayaking)

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #8
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I camp to relax and NOT have to cook. So I take things that I've already precooked, or else I use other people's campfires to roast a hot dog. Its funny, but most of my lady camping friends are not necessarily looking at 'cooking over a campfire' as a fun time. (LOL)
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:10 PM   #9
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Kevin - Coleman stove outside. If raining, he cooks outside under the FirstUp. I work the microwave inside. The propane stove does work but has not been used once since we bought the Coleman.

Who would push to use it ? It is Kevin's gizmo. I cooked inside before we got the Coleman. I don't use it outside; now I am not the cook.

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Old 06-13-2012, 12:51 AM   #10
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Even with a motor home did almost all cooking on the coleman or over a fire. Used to have a small (table top) propane grill that was nice for when it was too hot for a fire. Wore out and have not gotten around to replacing it.

Takes awhile to make a big pot of percolator coffee on the coleman but we fill our travel thermos the night before and have that first cup waiting for us. With a hot water pre-heat the thermos keeps coffee hot all night.

We do tend to do simple foods, love foil wrapped hobo dinners with hamburger and all manner of goodies packed in them. Wife keeps me out of the kitchen at home for mental health reasons (I drive her crazy) but camping I do the cooking, she does the prep.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:08 AM   #11
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I go camping to enjoy the great outdoors, and for me that includes cooking unless the weather is really crappy. I just prefer to watch what is going on in my 'living room', than to stare at the inside walls of my trailer.

Most food gets cooked on the BBQ or stove, but I do like to cook on the fire too. Veggie packs, baked potatoes, or corn in the husk, all done on the coals taste great. A grill low over glowing coals also cooks up a great steak or fish. We don't bother with any electrical appliances when camping, as most often we are off-grid and they would just be added weight and take up space for us.

The trailer stove does get used fairly often for those quick overnight stops too, when quick and easy is required. But then it is usually a quick cold breakfast and only the coffee comes off the stove.

We do keep most of our meals fairly simple to keep the time spent cooking down. I do the majority of the cooking while camping, while my wife does the prep. At home she does almost all of it. For some reason it seems like way less of a chore camping, likely because I don't have a bunch of work stuff to do as well.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:01 AM   #12
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I bought a trailer that has a 2 burner cook top. I don't see much reason to not use it. Once in a while I'll cook outside, dutch oven or Cadac. Meals, other than Dutch Oven type, are usually quick and easy to the point it takes more time hauling stuff out of the trailer and back in than it does to cook it.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:43 AM   #13
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Major cooking outdoors on the gas stove or portable gas grill. Morning coffee inside, but I have cooked a spaghetti w/sauce dinner indoors one cold rainy day while camping in NY. We keep it simple with things like burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, etc. Or sandwiches if no one feels like slaving over a hot grill.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #14
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our 13' Bigfoot has a 3 burner cook top, and my wife Karen, has used all three at times; friends with bolers and scamps say "wish I had 3 rather than 2". I set up a Coleman, don't use it much. We precook many things for short trips. Breakfast-- scrambled eggs,mixed with vegi's and rolled up in a tortilla are great. Marshmallows on the open fire, or fish rolled in foil, and potatoes in foil. Prebaked potatoes work well, precook bacon at home. Beer and chips just require, a relaxing chair inside, or out under the awning.
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