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Old 07-09-2017, 07:12 AM   #1
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What are your favorite over the fire camping tools?

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15 Awesome Tools For Cooking Over The Campfire

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The only 2 that look useful are the 2 grill grates.

The best tool I have for the grill is a couple long forked hotdog and marshmello roasting sticks. Those are the only items I cook over the fire these days.

Axe, fire starters, and a lighter if you count them as cooking tools.
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That article should be titled "15 things that only have a single purpose and add weight, taking up storage in your RV".
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I have one of the grill grates, but have yet to use it: Once it gets dirty with soot you have a cleaning problem. But it folds, so easy to store. Have a clam shell pie iron, used it, not worth the effort, but worst still, hard to store.

Many of these things look good in pics, and seem to make sense but wind up in the trash heap.

Been reading about the Oregon Trail. Outfitters would sell the settlers all sorts of things, which would be discarded further along the trail. Outfitters would then send out a wagon to collect the stuff, bring it back to the same Outfitter, then resell to the next wagon train of settlers.

I'm certain I will buy the next neato camping widget...they have my number...anyone want to buy a pink plastic pig you fill with water (for weight) then place over your sewer hose to hold it in place?... yeah, I have one...sigh....
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BTW. We all see these teasers at the bottom of the page and down the side. No need to post, unless you have something to say about the article.
I've yet to be satisfied with what I find when I follow these links.
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What? No Dutch oven????
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Dang, once again I find myself agreeing with Glenn!

I have extendable roasting skewers and they get used occasionally. The rest of those items would just gather dust and take up space, like my round grill grate that hangs over a fire from a rod via 3 chains...bought it 2-3 years ago and still have not used it. I think those gizmos could be more useful to folks who sit around the campsite for hours and have time to get a fire just right for cooking. Usually I am coming in off the trail or the road and just want a short meal prep time, eat, then go see some sights.
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Gee whiz. It was just an article idea starter.
Sheesh... always critics out there.
Hey I don't diss your posts fella.
We use skewers for marshmellows mostly.
Not into campfire cooking personally.
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Funny the piggy weight!

Hey we don't cook over a fire except marshmellows.
Mostly use a light weight propane stove.
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Didn't say to buy any of them.
Anything that is bulky we put in the truckbed that has a camping cap.
Stuff like a bicycle and our beloved 0 recliners and now our anti-bug shelter.
And of course a cooler!
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Maybe a dutch oven.
As someone points out it can be a real PIA to clean.
It would be good for stews and such I guess.
What do you cook in it?
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Maybe a dutch oven.
As someone points out it can be a real PIA to clean.
It would be good for stews and such I guess.
What do you cook in it?
Cobblers, Corn Bread, Macaroni & Cheese, Beef Roast, stews............

For the real sticky stuff we use non-stick foil. Worse case, throw that sucker in a hot fire.
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Wow great hint! I like that idea.
>>For the real sticky stuff we use non-stick foil.
We do use a small charcoal grill for hamburgers and hot dogs and fish frying.

Maybe we could cook stuff like stews etc. on it with a dutch oven?
There are lighter versions now of those besides cast iron.
A friend of mine uses this - on the pricey side -
Omnia Counter Top Cooker Oven
RV Camping Boating & Home Stove Top Oven with Baking Rack + 12 Custom Parchment Paper Rounds for Omnia Stovetop Cooking
https://www.amazon.com/Camping-Boati...keywords=Omnia

We haven't used our 2 gas burner inside yet "stove" We do use the microwave for heating up stuff like rolls.

Make our coffee inside with a small coffee maker.

We cook on a light weight propane stove outside.
Especially stuff like bacon and eggs.

Grease can make a real mess inside.

>>For the real sticky stuff we use non-stick foil.
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Maybe a dutch oven.
As someone points out it can be a real PIA to clean.
It would be good for stews and such I guess.
What do you cook in it?
First off, I just have to say that the OP's link to the "15 best camp fire tools" is a bunch of totally useless unnecessary crap.

The Dutch Oven we take is enameled and just wipes out with little or no fuss. Just soap and water and a sponge. Picked it up at Costco for about $60.00. IMO it is as good as those $300 Le Creuset French ones at a fraction of the price. And no, it is not made in China. It is also made in France, but not by Le Creuset.

I used to use a regular cast iron one, but as you said, they are a bit of a chore to clean. The enameled ones are great. Just as heavy, good heat retention, can be used anywhere you would use a cast iron one, including over an open fire, only much easier to clean.
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Greg, one might say that you are enamored with your enameled.. ..I couldn't pass that one up.
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no thanks....

just MORE stuff...to pack, clean, find......maybe it's just me...I drive around towing a 3900lbs fibrerglass box that has a perfectly good stove and oven in it....

only exception is a bar-b-q.....and here is a real minimalist example....(it originally cost way too much...but I've had it for THIRTY years...all SS)

originally marketed to the kayak crowd....uses NINE briquettes...you got about ten minutes to cook...super easy clean up...even came with a hood to turn it into a small oven...that I ditched long ago
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just MORE stuff...to pack, clean, find......maybe it's just me...I drive around towing a 3900lbs fibrerglass box that has a perfectly good stove and oven in it....

only exception is a bar-b-q.....and here is a real minimalist example....(it originally cost way too much...but I've had it for THIRTY years...all SS)

originally marketed to the kayak crowd....uses NINE briquettes...you got about ten minutes to cook...super easy clean up...even came with a hood to turn it into a small oven...that I ditched long ago
Yup, I have one also and I use it. Now named "EcoQue".
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My reference to a Dutch oven is the ones with 3 legs and a wall around the top of the lid to hold coals. I wish I could get one like that that was enameled, at least on the inside.
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My reference to a Dutch oven is the ones with 3 legs and a wall around the top of the lid to hold coals. I wish I could get one like that that was enameled, at least on the inside.
No, dont ditch your cast iron dutch oven. Once they're seasoned properly after several uses (never scrub them) the carbon coating on the inside is the best cooking surface there is.

They are wonderful at a campsite where you're allowed to dig a hole - like a dispersed camping area. Dig hole, line with hot coals, place dutch oven and ingredients, place lid, cover with more coals, semi bury, walk away. Best slow cooker in the world.

The other "dutch oven" described is usually porcelain enameled white on the inside and is usually a bright color like red on the outside. A wonderful pot for the cooktop or the oven, but not the same thing.
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We carry two telescoping roasting sticks for roasting sausages and the kids marshmallow, a roll of tinfoil for patio and veggie packs, and will use the BBQ grills to do stuff like steaks on.

Have used before, but have got rid of or leave at home are pie irons and Dutch oven.
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