Dreampot use

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 20:19
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Hi,
We will be heading for the Simpson Desert in September and I have been looking at cooking equipment to use on the trip.
Some people have been advising the use of a Dreampot. I was wondering if anyone could share their experiences in use of a Dreampot as it is a very expensive purchase ($250) and I have some doubts as to:
- water usage
- effective heat & killing of bacteria
Apparently, you can also cook bread and cakes with it?
Thanks,
Muriel

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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 20:39

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 20:39
Got one!

Yes, water usage is very high, simple.

I use that water for washing up, but I'm not crossing a desert.

The pot IS good, I am a strict vegetarian, but can vouch for all the meals I prepare. havn't done a cake though...

On my own, whatever meal I have prepared, I will eat it out from the top bowl, and when I am full, or the meal is cold... just replace it in the pot for a while.

Cheers

Dreaming Wolf
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 20:45

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 20:45
HOnestly, LOne Wolf, you're full of it. LUckily you have T. who cooks for you. LOL
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 20:50

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 20:50
A vegetarian wolf lol
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 20:58

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 20:58
Yeah, and you should see the size of my guts! lol

Guys at my workshop always take the plss, saying how can you be a fat vego. I tell them to look at Elephants...lol.

Cheers

Herbivourous (sp) Wolf!
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Follow Up By: Muriel - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 22:12

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 22:12
Thanks for your ideas Lone Wolf. I guess keeping it vegetarian and starting the heating process on a stove gets rid of the bacteria OK in vegetables. Not sure about meat though.
I guess it would be a good idea if we eat vegetarian on some days, which we do every other day now, anyway. Have you tried anything like tofu or other meat replacements?
Muriel
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 23:38

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 23:38
I'm strictly a Top Deck eater and Muscat drinker hahahaha...you can tell by my size :-)
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Reply By: Member - John C (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 21:11

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 21:11
Muriel

Looked at one. We get away with using a Cobb instead. Happy with it. Use it for damper, cakes, roasts, steak etc. Cost about $180.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 21:48

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 21:48
Yep, got one of them too!

I prefer my Cobb. I buy small alfoil trays and prepare my roast vegies in those. Heat & Eat....... simple.

Been getting a bit lazy lately though, small cast skillet with lid & gas ring for the quick getaways. Just fried stuff like egg & onion & cheese toasted sandwhiches..... good thing I'm on my own eh?

Cheers

Flatulent Wolf

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Follow Up By: Diesel Do - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 21:58

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 21:58
Wolfie - is an egg a vegetable? What does that make a chook...

regards,
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Follow Up By: Muriel - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 22:14

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 22:14
OK, John ... is a cobb a kind of BBQ? Forgive my ignorance, we have not been in Australia that long ...
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 22:24

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 22:24
Wolfie since when has CHEESE been a vegetable ???

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 07:29

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 07:29
Ummmm.......

Sorry fella's......

Strict Vegetarian simply means no meat, that's all.

Cheese, eggs ( which are not fertilised of course ), iced coffee, bourbon, iced coffee, chocolate, iced coffee.......... you get the idea........lol

Cheers

Porky Wolf
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Follow Up By: Member - John C (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 13:27

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 13:27
Muriel

it does just about everything your kitchen/bbq would do. if you want to have a look at one i think they were, or still are, a page sponsor on this site. do a search in google for their website.

John
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 22:33

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 22:33
Hi Muriel, Don't have a dreampot myself but the principal has been around a long time, just need a pot in an insulate box will do the same thing.
However I have eaten scones cooked in the top section of dreampot and corn silverside in bottom.
The thing is dreampot prepare in morning and cook while travelling ready to eat on arrival.
The Cobb oven you cook when you arrive at camp.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 22:35

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 22:35
Hi Muriel, Roachie has a Dream Pot and he may give his version when he gets to this post , but I and some other forumites remember recently when it was used to brew and keep hot, and put near where we were seated, by the camp fire, on a cold night at Berri, full of MULLED WINE, Beautiful I can taste it now !!!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 23:44

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 23:44
Yes and I had more than a share of mulled wine and slept blissfully, dead to the world, while you mob cackled around the fire till early in the A.M.
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