Cooking What do you use

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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby talkingtree » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:14 pm

nice pics, makes me want to go there bad :(
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby talkingtree » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:21 pm

nice pictures thnx for sharing
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:35 am

My 'electric' bag is about to come out for my next camp....will have power so am taking advantage of it.

Doesn't happen very often.....

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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby Komodo » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:55 pm

Anyone used one of the Coleman Ovens?

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I saw one quite some time ago at K-Mart or Big W and dismissed it as a gimiky product but recently decided I would like to get one and give it a go. But of course now I cant find them anywhere!
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby Titch » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:06 pm

Van Trailer has them, on Dandy Frankston Road.
Never used one tho.
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:04 pm

I haven't used one but I asked the same question as you some years ago. Most who had used them were happy with them but none appeared to still be using them at the time which made me wonder a bit about it.....not sure if this comment helps or not!!
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby Titch » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:20 pm

gypsylady wrote:My 'electric' bag is about to come out for my next camp....will have power so am taking advantage of it.

Doesn't happen very often.....



Does that mean a bag of electrical appliances?
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:49 pm

Yeah Titch. I have a bag set aside which has an electric jug and toaster, power board and a couple of leads. When I am going to a site that has power, I just pick up the bag and pack it too.

Saves having to hunt about for all the bits, they are just there in the one bag ready and waiting.
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby Titch » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:10 pm

Ok Got cha, thanks we have plastic crates , same kit out.
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:25 pm

My camper has a full kitchen complete with SS pantry drawers so I no longer have a need for plastic crates Titch. Fortunately most of my stuff is now at waist height. The 'electric' bag rides in the back of the car or sometimes on the rear floor of the car.
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:28 pm

I like to KISS :grin:

2 burner gas stove
1 stainless pot
1 small non stick pan
and 1 cast iron frying pan for the fire.

I wouldn't love to have a camp oven and a whisteling kettle, But I don't need it.
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby Pauly » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:00 am

I don't think there is anything we can not cook when camping, full timber kitchen complete with pots, kettle, cutlery and plates with 3 burner cooker, 2 burner BBQ and up to 4 camp ovens, just because your in the bush dosnt mean you cant eat well :)
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby Poodle Jewel » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:20 pm

Nice set up.
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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby CampGrrlz » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:23 pm

Pauly wrote: just because your in the bush dosnt mean you cant eat well :)

But you didn't bring the kitchen sink! ;)

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Re: Cooking What do you use

Postby Pauly » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:25 pm

Thanks Pj

Kitchen sink is in the second draw from the right, its a square container that is just about the same size as half the draw so it packs neat in the draw and stuff gets packed in it :grin:

I learnt a long time ago, if I want a happy camp I have to keep the cook happy :grin: , plus swmbo has a crook back and I dont want her bending down. When we started camping we had a hotplate for the fire and a billy, nothing like trying to cook over a fire in the rain lol.

Everything including the BBQ fold into that main box, excluding the gas bottle ofcourse. I had to make it so that the bbq fitted, its bigger than the drifta style kitchens but still only takes up about 1/3 of the trailer, I think from memory its about 1600x 500x400, sounds big but it holds all cooking and eating utensils including 2 pots, and 6 plates, bowls, cups and glasses as well as all our dry food including snacks for the kids. :?#

Organisation is the secret, sometimes you need to forget camping stores and look out of the box. Bunning's have plates, cups, bowls etc that are used for outdoor bbq's, better quality and cheaper than camp stores. Most people I see washing up at camp sites have round bowls, they are hard to pack so we use a square one. The pots we use, all the handles come off for easy packing.
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