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post #16 of 44 Old 04-07-2017, 10:29 PM
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We bake and cook anything that you can make at home. It's all about heat management.
This... one more piece of advice, have 2 fires. One for the pyro's to play in and one to cook over. Keep the cooking fire with hot coals and low flame for consistant heat.

We have gone past the camp open fire cooking though. Have a 2 burner camp chef stove. Going to cook 3 meals for 15 next weekend. 2 lunches of burgers and 1 make your own pizza night.


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post #17 of 44 Old 04-08-2017, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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I remember gonzo guys like you ruining dinner for my hungry kids camping. Specifically, I recall rock hard biscuits the kids could not even bite into and something akin to Girl Scout Stew that was crunchy. And, I recall a Scouting event where a Cubmaster brought a pork shoulder along that had been sitting in his cooler for a day and a half. Cooked in two hours, it was like rubber. Probably unsanitary too.

When it was my turn I made Philly cheesesteak sandwiches for 20 sauteed on a couple of cookie sheets. They burst into flames but the charred edges of thin sliced steak was a hit. Cleanup - 10 minutes.

So get yourself a Dutch Oven and spend the day trying to regulate the temperature of an open fire. Ask Hashbrown to give you some pointers. He's the expert.

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UP(UnderPowered), will there be young kids involved or just adults ?

If kids I would tend to be instructual and cook it all onsite .

If all adults, I would be shut up and eat it .

That said UP were I cooking a meal to feed 12 it would likely be chili and the 6 pounds of cooked weight meat would have been browned and frozen before I left the grid for the boonies .

The rest of the ingredients can be added on site if you want to be fancy and it would be cooked in well under an hour .

Work smart, not hard right ?

Do you now own a DO(Dutch Oven) or have a big pot to cook in ?

Easy peasy .
There will be Kids, my niece and Nephews are going.

One big issue....I don't like Chili. Darn sure not gonna make something that i don't like.

No on the Dutch oven. Just a few regular cast iron skillets and some grill grates.

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We bake and cook anything that you can make at home. It's all about heat management.
Exactly as i suspect.

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I am often a little too blunt. No offense intended.

I just know that the cook, who is essentially the host for the meal has one responsibility: to be sure that the guests have a good time and are well fed. I've cooked for 20. Its hard.

It should never be about me putting on a show or demonstrating my own skills. And, I am not there to give the folks an experience they have not had before so as to improve their lives. They can sign up for the zipline for that. I am at their service. And, trying some experiment and then tossing dogs and smores on the fire if it doesn't work is simply not ok. Sorry. Too blunt again. The OP asked for advice but probably not what I have offered. Its still good advice.

OP, do something you know how to do and do well. Save the show for a time when it is not dinner for 20, but just you and the missus.
Blunt is Just fine. I tend to come off a bit more brash than i intend at times as well.

i've cooked for large groups, just never over an open fire.

i guess this is where i differ, i'd rather risk doing something great that they have never had at a campsite before with the chance of it bombing than simply play it safe.

No risk, no reward, right? So risk it all. Good advice it is, but not what i am after.

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I'm going camping on the motorcycle. Fire pit, and
hot dogs on a stick!

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I'm going camping on the motorcycle. Fire pit, and
hot dogs on a stick!

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how many hotdogs does fitness pal allow per day?
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how many hotdogs does fitness pal allow per day?

Everyday doesn't have to be perfect. Just most
days. I've been maintaining 160 lbs. for about
5 years now using the program. At one point I
was pushing 200. 2 hot dogs on regular buns,
with ketchup, mustard, and onions is about 494
calories. Not too bad, but it's the sodium that
gets you. So not an everyday thing! If I was
camping, it would just be the dogs and buns.
(480 calories, and less sodium)

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Everyday doesn't have to be perfect. Just most
days. I've been maintaining 160 lbs. for about
5 years now using the program. At one point I
was pushing 200. 2 hot dogs on regular buns,
with ketchup, mustard, and onions is about 494
calories. Not too bad, but it's the sodium that
gets you. So not an everyday thing! If I was
camping, it would just be the dogs and buns.
(480 calories, and less sodium)
fish my friend, nothing better than fish wrapped in tin foil with some seasoning and lemon cooked in the fire.
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fish my friend, nothing better than fish wrapped in tin foil with some seasoning and lemon cooked in the fire.

You got that right. I was camping with some guys who could fish. I can't catch anything so I gave up. But whole fish, walleye in this case, gutted and wrapped in foil with wild green onions, direct on the dying coals, is the bomb.
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fish my friend, nothing better than fish wrapped in tin foil with some seasoning and lemon cooked in the fire.

Oh yeah, I've done that quite a few times!
Except I like to use oranges over lemon.
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Oh yeah, I've done that quite a few times!
Except I like to use oranges over lemon.
just wanted to add, the only place i have ever enjoyed hot dogs is at yankee stadium.
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just wanted to add, the only place i have ever enjoyed hot dogs is at yankee stadium.

Occasionally, we cook them (Nathan's) over an open fire.
The kid's really like it, and think they're the best dogs in
the world because they made them. Our 4 year old still
needs help, but our 12 year old cooks everything from
chili, to breakfast. Sometimes when I'm cooking dinner,
I'll ask him to whip us up a salad. I bought him his own
chef's knife, and his knife skills aren't too bad.
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just wanted to add, the only place i have ever enjoyed hot dogs is at yankee stadium.
Meh, rebel stadium dogs are way better P* IMO .
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Meh, rebel stadium dogs are way better P* IMO .
never been there.
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never been there.
You got to go a bit South for them .
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One of my favorite out camping meals is turkey in a hole. Dig a hole in the ground a few feet deep throw in a bunch or coals wrap a turkey in foil twice and toss it in the hole throw in a bunch more coals and cover it up with dirt. After about 8 hours you will dig up a cooked turkey. Of course wet ground wont work.

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