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Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:17 am
by eggsalad
Count me in with the minimalists. My TTT has no galley. I carry a single-burner butane stove and a 10" cast-iron skillet. Since one shouldn't boil water in cast iron, I've been carrying a small saucepan to boil water for my pour-over coffee maker. I think next year I'll buy a small percolator, because I find the pour-over a bit of a hassle.

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:53 pm
by tony.latham
You so-called minimalists are a bunch of fifth-wheel pulling sissies! I'll betcha two-bits, ya'll crank up the generators at about eleven pm so's ya can fire up the 240v dish washwers!

Here's the real deal: Flank steak cooked over locally collected buffalo "chips" using a two-handed campfire toaster.
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C'mon. Let's git with the program. :beer: But don't take the name callin' toooo bloody seriously.

I'm still scratching my head wondering what the Yellowstone parkies woulda done if they'd caught me snatching up those flat prarie-logs. Slough Creek Campground if'n you're wondering.

TL

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:51 pm
by rollintent
I guess I will show my ignorance. Why shouldn't you boil water in cast iron?

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:59 am
by PKCSPT
I might get fancy and make a pasta salad at home that I can eat cold,, I try not to cook when camping, not my thing.
If the kids/grandkids are with I might break out the hot dog forks and roast some hot dogs and I have a pan I bring with but hardly ever use it. Mostly it is peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches and raw fruits and vegys.

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:23 am
by tony.latham
rollintent wrote:I guess I will show my ignorance. Why shouldn't you boil water in cast iron?


Boiling water in cast iron will remove the seasoning and cause food to stick to the surface or pores of the iron. A properly seasoned cast iron cooking pan or pot is a marvel to use.

But you can sure boil water with one.

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:22 am
by slowcowboy
tony now your talking my wyoming language steaks fire and heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! sticking it to the greenies in jellystone park and using there own wildlife turds like the old days to cook the steaks. and man does your photo look wonderful and yummy!!!!!!!!!!! love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I had to die laughing using the goverments parks own buffalo poop to cook with!!!!!!!!!! now that rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

slow

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:48 am
by tony.latham
Slow :

Glad you enjoyed that.

I'm guessing its colder than the bottom of an Eskimo's freezer over there. TL

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:57 am
by Socal Tom
I recently got a camp chef oven/stove off of craigslist. I've camped twice with it now and I love it. I bring the cinnamon rolls in tubes and have them with my coffee. For pos and pans I have the Coleman camping pan set, skillet, small sauce pan, big pot and lids all in one, the camp,chef griddle and a percolator coffee pot.
The camp chef is mainly used for breakfast, dinner is done usually something grilled, but I have made biscuits for dinner in the CC.
Tom

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:29 am
by Esteban
I will soon begin cooking in a thermal vacuum cooker. Just ordered a Saratoga Jacks 4.5 liter vacuum cooker. saratogajacks.com My write up begins here: Thermal vacuum cooker? Many yummy recipes can be found at pinterest pinterest.com/saratogajacks-thermal-cooking I have a sweet tooth so peach crisp cooked in mason jars caught my imagination. Lasanga Soup does too.
:thumbsup:

My other primary tool is a Camp Chef Oven. Between the two I'm pretty well covered. Will see if I begin to favor using the thermal cooker or one of my dutch ovens. I think the thermal cooker may win for its ease of use, light weight, and fuel savings.

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:58 am
by katiehallsmith
I love to cook...at home or camping. I ADORE cooking outside. Planning and executing awesome meals is one of my favorite things to do on a campout. I have picked up 2 skillets, a saucepan, a larger pot at Goodwill...good, heavy formerly expensive cookware. :R

I have a dutch oven (10") and in the market for an 8".

I cook over coals, or on my antique coleman stove (2 burner) that was white gas but I converted to propane because I couldn't get the gas to work. If there is electric available a crock pot and electric skillet are nice to have.

We love big, fancy meals outdoors. Salmon, asparagus, baked goods, hearty stews, roasted hens, lots of fresh herbs....and wine. :wine:

well, wine for mommy, at least.

and we NEVER skip the s'mores!

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:14 pm
by AZ_Desert_Rat
Hi Slow,
I love to cook; I also love to camp out and relax ... So, to answer your questions:
-- I have a propane stove built in and I carry a small wood/charcoal BBQ ... it is heavy and is great for cooking on as well as a small fire pit when you just want to sit back and have an evening night cap by the fire. :beer:

-- I usually cook simple meals or warm prepared meals while out, but on occasion, I enjoy a good stew, especially when the weather is cooler. I am not an expert or even great cook with a DO, but some of my best stews came from a buried DO while out for a morning hunt and returning to a hot stew .. pull the DO dust it off add a few coals to the bottom, add a few dumplings on top of the stew, put the lid on, add a few coals to the top, wait 8-10 min and enjoy a hot stew with brown-top dumplings. 8)

-- Due to the limited space, I usually go simple and everything is cast iron except the griddle and the sauce pans ... Skillets: a 10", 6", and an oval one for burro-warming, Griddle: a 12" home-made griddle .. great for normal griddle stuff (pancakes, warming tortillas, french toast, etc.), Sauce Pans: a couple of S/S sauce pans, DO: a cast iron (charcoal) 10" DO for those occasional stews, biscuits, or a cure for the sweet tooth. :D

-- I like my morning coffee and listening to the pot perking in the morning reminds me of the times I camped out with my Dad. :D

I enjoy reading your posts and look forward to them ... :applause:


slowcowboy wrote:whats the camp stove or tool of choice?

do you take propane skillet or you can't boil coffee on a grill or do you do camp stove and do you use white gas or propane.

do you pack lots of pots and pans or do you just do it simple.

how do you do your camp cooking.

slow

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 2:35 pm
by Esteban
Last Saturday I attended a Red Barn concert in nearby Los Osos, CA. They have a potluck before the music starts. I brought a simple peach and blueberry cobbler. A line of people wanting some formed as soon as I peeled off the tin foil. I've BEEN TOLD to make the same thing the next time I come to the concert. I surely will.

Dustbowl Revival from Venice, CA put on a great show

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 7:00 pm
by Racquetman
The peach and blueberry cobbler sounds good, and those guys are really GOOD!

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:20 am
by GerryS
I'm not a cook by nature....I can throw a mean steak on the grill, and smoke the heck out of brisket or pork. I can maybe even work with onions and mushrooms, or asparagus. But cooking as in that stuff my wife loves to do....except for the simple stuff, forgetaboutit. Sorry, just watched Donnie Brasco.

But cooking while camping IS camping. PB&J in the outdoors? I guess everyone has their thing. But food prepared on a grill, outdoors, or on an open fire just makes the trip. Cleanup is a little harder, that's why I have a teardrop with grey tanks. In the tent camping days I might have agreed, but even there base camp had to have a bag of charcoal for those awful camping fire rings.

Re: camping weapon of war for the meal time.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:49 am
by MegaFemaTron
A rocket stove and a wok. That's about it. :-) :twisted: