What to use for cooking when camping.

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What have you found to be the best?

want something that is good for fireban days/areas etc
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:16

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:16
Nudie,

I use Hill Billy Gear with the gas conversion kit.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 13:44

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 13:44
Gas is also banned on Total Fire Ban days!
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:33

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:33
For vegies,potatoes etc we use the saucepan with the two steamers on top its just great..Like these Image Could Not Be Found

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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:59

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:59
Member No 1

Sorry hectic morning missed the TFB will try again...

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Same as Robin on tailgate etc..
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:49

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:49
Hi Number One

We still use the dick smith type 12v electric stove that I hotted up on serious fireban days , and the cheap cannisters stoves inside the back of car for marginal days.
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 13:22

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 13:22
Mr 1,

I never go camping without my single burner Coleman Shellite stove, for the tailgate billy in the morning and for food during fire bans.

Brilliant little bit of gear, so compact and yet so powerful.

I got sick of worrying about gas bottles.

Willie.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 13:56

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 13:56
I use an old two burner gas stove - Companion brand, which i purchased when we got married 40 years ago so i wouldn't have to light the wood stove and wait for it to heat up when i got home from work. I have replaced the burners once, and i think the gas line, and it still works well. My oblong heavy based roasting dish is the best to use on it. The small gas bottle lasts a good two weeks or so if using it all the time.

Being paranoid about fire, we are not campfire cooks.

My son uses a Cobb for all his camp cooking, and uses it at home for roasts.

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Reply By: Member - Paul Mac (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 14:09

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 14:09
As shaker said.....it doesn't matter what you would like to use because on a total fire ban day unless your inside a motor home or a hard walled caravan...you can't use anything....nuffin. zilch. Not even an electric frypan.

On non total fire ban days I use a Coleman fold up oven and sit it on top of a duel fuel burner. Its the best thing I've bought. When we go camping unfortunately the cooking falls to me and this little ripper of an over will cook anything you can cook at home in your domestic oven.

For $60 its a bargain.

When you have finished with it you simply fold it up ad place back into the storage locker. Much easier than a cast iron oven IMO.

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Follow Up By: Member - Phantom (WA) - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 14:43

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 14:43
Hey Paul,
I recall we all went through this fire ban topic some time ago and the conclusion then was that in WA the following applies:

Total Fire Ban Rules
Each state has their own specific rules for Total Fire Ban days. Please check with the local authorities you are travelling & camping in to make certain what Total Fire Ban rules apply to you.

If in doubt it is best not to light a fire in the open during a Total Fire Ban. This includes incinerators & barbecues which burn solid fuel, e.g. wood or charcoal, however in some states gas & electric barbecues may be used if.....

it is on a residential property within 20m of the house or dwelling

if it is a picnic area and the appliance is approved by council, National Park or State Forest

it is under the direct control of an adult

the ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all materials which could burn

you have an immediate and continuous supply of water available.

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Reply By: Bushed-Tracker - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 15:27

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 15:27
We use a two burner gas stove but in a day pack in the back of the LC is a Metho burning Trangia stove. Bit slow but totally foolproof - even in a strong wind.

B-T
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Reply By: nowimnumberone - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 16:32

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 16:32
i use the phone on fire ban days.
you can get pizza chineese almost anything delivered.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 16:37

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 16:37
lol
who invited Daffy Duck to the forum...lol
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 18:30

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 18:30
Just take your wife, problem solved. Cheap to run, just take a bottle of chardy & give her some help with the washing up & make her a cuppa first thing of a morning & she will be happy most times. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 07:48

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 07:48
barry F
swmbo likes sleeping under the stars
no less than 3 and no more than 5 (she's a cheapskate), so your solution aint ever going to work...
although i may have a chance of converting her; easter will tell if its still going to be a permanent thing or not
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Reply By: Member - Colin H (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 19:08

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 19:08
The best I have used besides the camp oven is "The Dream Pot" 15 min on the gas stove and leave it in the pot closed and it is cooked in what ever hours you need . No more heat is required.
Good stuff.
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Reply By: blue one - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 20:13

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 20:13
AAAAAAAAhhh

Get a Coleman dual fuel 533 into ya.

One for the billy and one for the pot.

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