Tips on Camp Cooking

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Tips on Camp Cooking

Post by BigJesse » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:27 pm

The family and I are going to take a trip to Davy Crockett for Thanksgiving (stealing the idea from Pointman). We're going to be doing a ham, casseroles, probably a few other things. I'm currently working on the equipment now. I'll be getting a few dutch ovens, cooler, utensils, etc.
I guess I just looking for some tips from you fellas that have more experience at camp cooking than I.
What kind of charcoal?
How many briquettes = what degrees?
Cleanliness?
Anything in particular I should purchase besides the obvious?
A few tips to keep things fluid.
Even a few dish ideas.

Also, what about hunting there? Should I expect a lot of people there Thanksgiving week?

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Re: Tips on Camp Cooking

Post by saustin1967 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:37 pm

May have Pointman there with you. :D
I have a couple of DO, if you would like to borrow them. You know where I live.

I believe it is 25 degrees per briquette, I used Kingsford. But I saw Jeff using Kingsford and Match light last time.
Get a chimney to start your briquettes in.divide the temp by the 25 per, half on bottom, half on top. move two from the top to the bottom. Propane torch to light the charcoal, so you don't have to pour lighter fluid on it.
I purchased cheep wally world bamboo utensils to use. Preheat just like you would the oven.
For cooking bread or other baked good. I used pie tins, set on hex nuts inside the DO, I believe Jeff does the same.

I am sure I am forgetting something. Jeff will chime in as well as Bob I am sure.

It takes longer than you think to prepare, so give your self plenty of time.
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Re: Tips on Camp Cooking

Post by jeffro » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:47 pm

The number is 15° per briquette. Go look for Byrons Dutch Oven page and Camp-cook.com. the 15° formula works for 12" ovens. Be patient when cooking.
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Re: Tips on Camp Cooking

Post by Pointman » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:18 am

Jesse, the wife and I were there the day before Thanksgiving and many sites were already reserved. I would start right now and get one in your name. I like Scott's site and site #24. Both have water and good hanging spots. Thanksgiving day was relatively quite but the day after the place filled up completely with hunters.

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Post by BigJesse » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:04 am

Pointman wrote:Jesse, the wife and I were there the day before Thanksgiving and many sites were already reserved. I would start right now and get one in your name. I like Scott's site and site #24. Both have water and good hanging spots. Thanksgiving day was relatively quite but the day after the place filled up completely with hunters.
Thanks. I'll be reserving it tonight!
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Post by BigJesse » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:46 pm

May be a dumb question, but do the electrical panels at the sites have 120V outlets or just the 30A?
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Post by saustin1967 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:18 pm

BigJesse wrote:May be a dumb question, but do the electrical panels at the sites have 120V outlets or just the 30A?
Outlets


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Post by BigJesse » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:31 pm

saustin1967 wrote:
BigJesse wrote:May be a dumb question, but do the electrical panels at the sites have 120V outlets or just the 30A?
Outlets


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Re: Tips on Camp Cooking

Post by Pointman » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:32 pm

Jeffro! These boys need some schoolin'. The 30A outlet I think is 220v but there are at least 4 of the 20A-120v outlets available.

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Tips on Camp Cooking

Post by saustin1967 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:38 pm

Pointman wrote:Jeffro! These boys need some schoolin'. The 30A outlet I think is 220v but there are at least 4 of the 20A-120v outlets available.
Yep! Already knew that. But he asked if there were outlets or just the 30A.

But actually the 30A is not 220v, just a larger service to run a camper.


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