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  • maddog37jad
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    20 or so years ago when I had camp shack off the grid on a lease, went through various and sundry garage sale charcoal grills. Flat top wood heater for coffee, bacon and eggs and toast. Favorite grill for steak and taters was 3 concrete scalloped flower bed edging blocks. You know, the ones about 30 inches long, 2" thick and about 6" tall with 4 humps on one edge. Two whole, one broke in half. Set two long pieces parallel, close both ends with short ones. Every camp maintains a campfire. Double wrap potatoes and onions in foil. First layer gets rid of ash when opening. Lay them on ground, shovel red coals from heart of fire on top of them to cover. Wait about 1/2 beer and lay old oven rack or other grate across top of blocks. Grill steaks, remove grate and dig in coals and retrieve potatoes and onions. ( leather gloves and quickness essential). Under the stars, you have a meal to rival any 5 star restaurant. Put blocks and grate back under porch and shovel coals and ash back into fire. No muss, fuss or bother. That or any facsimile there-of will work for pan cooking adjacent to main fire without the hassle of tripods, racks, or having to be in immediate proximity of main fire other than an occasional shove handle length away.

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  • oly
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    Originally posted by Moira View Post
    I have a dutch oven, and a couple of grills.
    I also have a tripod for hanging over a fire.
    I place hot coals under and on top of my dutch oven and it works good, this week i am going to make a tripod

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  • ToeCrusher
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    I have a Char-Griller Super Pro Charcoal Grill/Smoker(Mmmm smoked ribs!) and two Lodge cast iron 12" and 8" pans.That's about it for outdoor cooking so far.

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  • Mik7777
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    Check out my post on the Fresnel Lens on Jan 2009. Also experimenting and using solar cookers, solar ovens, solar water heaters, and solar panels. No Fuel, no smoke, no smell, no noise, just cooked food, Purified Salt OR Fresh water, and warm water for bath, and electricity without a generator.......... :)

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  • themachenic,
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    you can cook anything on a charcoal grill.even back breads!

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  • Moira
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    I have a dutch oven, and a couple of grills.
    I also have a tripod for hanging over a fire.

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  • Mik7777
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    I have been experimenting with a small 10 inch x 12 inch Fresnel Lens for a couple of weeks now and soon will be getting a larger 49 inch lens I just ordered on line. This is a pretty impressive tool that can be used in the sun for cooking, Desalinization, Purifying water, and run a Stirling Engine for power as well as many other possible uses. Check out the website and Videos at "Greenpowerscience.com". I am just starting to build my first parabolic cooker and just completed building a Solar Water Heater.

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  • lazer128
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    Originally posted by TLM View Post
    I have a couple of Dutch ovens... do you have a fire pit?
    I can cook with charcoal but open fires are against the law in the city limits where I live.
    Peace
    TLM
    No fire pit. Just set up on the dirt next to the driveway. I thot about building a cooking table that you fill with sand. Like a litter box with long legs. This way you don't have to squat. This might be a good weekend project!

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  • SNIPERFX
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    i have a mess kit, old school baby!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • oly
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    Ive been back east in that humid heat and never thought about the heat and heat index.
    would a dakota fire hole or a hobo stove work

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It...obo-Stove.aspx

    http://video.google.com/videosearch?...um=4&ct=title#

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  • TLM
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    I'm set up to cook with electricity, wood, charcoal, gasoline, propane, white gas or kerosene.

    I guess I need to get a solar cooker, then I would have all the bases covered.

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  • Loshali
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    Originally posted by Cowboyup65 View Post
    I am interested in seeing what you find out.
    I have looked at Lehmans? for their wood cook stoves and love them, but I could go get them for less than their shipping.
    I am thinking about making a summer kitchen for us since we cook so much.
    Which reminds me.....about time to till up the garden plot when it warms a little more.

    The solar oven, was it something you made or bought??

    I have seen some camp stoves that take white gas or propane, but like you say, then you have to buy it. And with a woodstove, if we loose electricity in winter, we could still eat without cooking it in the fireplace (did that for 3 days).

    Really need to buy some MRE to keep on hand for those times.

    The first solar oven I made was from two cardboard boxes and some thin aluminium (not sure the mm thickness, but it was much heavier than aluminium foil) with a boiling bag for a lid. Man it would cook a roast in an afternoon that would melt in your mouth. It'll almost boil water if set in the proper direction of the sun. You can find them online for under $200, even less in some instances.

    You know, you can incorporate the adobe stove on your patio, to work with an outdoor fireplace, and nobody will ever know that it was more than decoration. I think I have a site for some of the stoves:

    http://www.urbanearthsolutions.com/earthovens.html

    I dont like that one, but it gives you an idea of how easy it is to build. It takes sand, clay, and water. Period. I've seen them built into walls, standing alone, and much smaller than that one shows. I"ll look for some more sites.

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  • TLM
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    Originally posted by lazer128 View Post
    We have gone thru phases where we cooked a lot outdoors in dutch ovens. We have half a dozen or so of them.
    Reminder! I need to buy some charcoal.
    I have a couple of Dutch ovens... do you have a fire pit?
    I can cook with charcoal but open fires are against the law in the city limits where I live.

    Peace
    TLM

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  • Cowboyup65
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    I am interested in seeing what you find out.
    I have looked at Lehmans? for their wood cook stoves and love them, but I could go get them for less than their shipping.
    I am thinking about making a summer kitchen for us since we cook so much.
    Which reminds me.....about time to till up the garden plot when it warms a little more.

    The solar oven, was it something you made or bought??

    I have seen some camp stoves that take white gas or propane, but like you say, then you have to buy it. And with a woodstove, if we loose electricity in winter, we could still eat without cooking it in the fireplace (did that for 3 days).

    Really need to buy some MRE to keep on hand for those times.

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  • lazer128
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    We have gone thru phases where we cooked a lot outdoors in dutch ovens. We have half a dozen or so of them.
    Reminder! I need to buy some charcoal.

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