What camping/cooking gear is “must haveâ€

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Postby Ageless » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:59 am

Last thing packed; as it must be the first out . . . . . . .


coffee pot . . . . .

I'm old . . . . . .if in the morning I can find a pulse and coffee . . . . . .


It's a fine day!!!!!
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Postby Arne » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:26 am

a good woman.. she brings everything I'll need...

first, I have to find a good woman...
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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:45 am

I think it depends on the person...
I try to make sure I have coffee.
Had to bum a few cups at Doug's gathering because I forgot.

Gage on the otherhand, doesn't go anywhere without his fork.
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Postby Eunice » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:05 pm

CAJUN LADY wrote:
rbeemer wrote:Well Rog,

Here is my situation if that tells you anything....

My wife does not go camping....she moves outdoors for short periods of time :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: Now that is funny!!!


and Rick I am going to love your wife!
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Postby Corwin C » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:37 pm

I spend most of my camp time boon docking with the Mrs. and 2 kids in a TTT ('67 Aristocrat). I rarely use the kitchen in the trailer (too small, uncomfortable, and inconvenient) and cooking is one thing that I'm looking forward to trying out with my future tear. I tend to vary what I take a little depending upon the menu, but the basics are as follows:

I haul water in 5 gal square blue jugs. A propane camp chef or campfire is my heat source (depending upon availability of wood, fire restrictions, etc.) Cooler w/ ice for refrigerated items. I have a deep 12" dutch oven and a 14" dutch oven (both w/ legs and lids for coals). Both DO lids are often inverted and used as a frying pan/griddle. Axe, saw, and shovel are mandatory, as are leather welding gloves, lid lifter, spatula, large serving spoon, slotted serving spoon, chef knife, paring knife, and a cutting board. A couple of large stainless mixing bowls double as sinks for wash/rinse. Large metal coffee pot to heat water. Plate, bowl, cup, and utensils for everyone. I never leave home without Al foil, paper towels, or ziplock bags.

Other things that I take are to improve comfort ... picnic table, DO table, canopy, folding chairs, etc.
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Postby doris s. » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:24 pm

We finished building our td last October and I placed only what would fit in the kitchen and only what is needed.

small coffee pot and one cup milita filter
4 metal place settings (me, hubby and two kids)
one sharp knife
one spoon for stirring
kitchen scissors (can't live without)
bowl to mix pancakes or salad
two sauce pans for steaming veggies or heating tomato sauce and noddles
small fry pan
one small griddle
one cast iron dutch oven
folding collander for draining noodles
spatula and tongs
hand can opener
gas grill that hooks onto side of tear (optional)
a propane folding stove
plastic basin for dish washing
wash cloth, dish towel, oven mitt and dish soap
salt and pepper shakers and a few spices
aluminum foil and zip lock storage bags
garbage bags

That's about all the pots and pans and utensils we need to make a nice meal !

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Postby Laredo » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:54 pm

that's a ton of gear ...
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Postby Lawnjockey » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:35 pm

Cheaper than Dirt has those 5 gallon rubber water bags again. I said they were Austrian but they are actually from one of the other chocolate making countries. These things are great and don't take a lot of space to stow empty. We have a short piece of rope with a snap shackle on it. We tie it to a tree and hang the bag from it. When it is emty it just takes a second to hook up another. I also carry a 4' hose so I can fill them at the gas station without lifting them while filling.

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Postby godskid » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:08 pm

bobhenry wrote:This is the single best thing in my galley.

You can still locate a few on e bay with a search for party ball or Ingrid party ball

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6 plates 6 small plates 6 bowls 6 small cups 2 large serving bowls and a serving tray all in a soccer ball size orb made up of the 2 serving bowls.



So I searched eBay and bought one! For a few bucks less than the one pointed to. It came already, and it's very neat looking! Now all I have to do is go camping.... :)
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Postby TheresaD » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:17 am

PyOtr- I'm with you on the Cadbury Fruit & Nut! Chocolate is a must have while camping and Cadbury beats 'em all! I hoard the good stuff when I bring it back with me from Ireland. :R
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Postby bobhenry » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:05 am

godskid wrote:
bobhenry wrote:This is the single best thing in my galley.

You can still locate a few on e bay with a search for party ball or Ingrid party ball

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6 plates 6 small plates 6 bowls 6 small cups 2 large serving bowls and a serving tray all in a soccer ball size orb made up of the 2 serving bowls.



So I searched eBay and bought one! For a few bucks less than the one pointed to. It came already, and it's very neat looking! Now all I have to do is go camping.... :)


Congratz Kid that makes 3 of us on this forum that have them now. They are the greatest thing going for camping and they store so neatly. I purchased 2 sets so I would have spare parts should I ever lose a piece so far that has not been a problem just wash ,rinse ,dry and put back together for storage. It's a great little camping item.
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Postby SomewhereInND » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:32 pm

The only things you NEED

A good non stick aluminium frying pan.
A good 1 1/2 non stick quart pan.
A soup scoop
A spatula
Propane Grill
Mixing bowl
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Postby Zollinger » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:46 pm

I ALWAYS bring my whirly popcorn kettle. Works great for boiling noodles, soups and popcorn. Also works for doing dish's.
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Postby Wolffarmer » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:44 am

I always take chopsticks, one or two pairs of good reusable kind, with a good point. And a pack of more disposable ones. Hardly takes up any space at all and weight is very low.

I like to eat oriental style noodles with them. You know the packs that cost a bit more than ramen noodles, right around a buck a pack.

Also the pointy ones are great for making waffles as almost every waffle will stick a bit on one side and that pointy end is great to pluck it off.
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Postby ParTaxer » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:39 am

Bob Henry you got my attention! I purchased a party ball as well.
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