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Old June 26th, 2013, 08:20 AM   #41
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I have a portable Charcoal grill I take. I like cooking over a camp fire but most of the time I have some asshole friend throwing some sort of garbage in the fire that you probably shouldn't cook over.
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I have a portable Charcoal grill I take. I like cooking over a camp fire but most of the time I have some asshole friend throwing some sort of garbage in the fire that you probably shouldn't cook over.
I hate that. Last thing I want in my fire is other peoples garbage! That's why I bring trash bags so people don't use the fire pit as the campground dump
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Old June 26th, 2013, 08:27 AM   #43
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I looked at those too. Seems pretty meat and potatoes. It's exactly what I want. Small, compact, and has a decent sized cook top when cooking for at least two people. They are a lot cheaper than the one I posted too. How easy is it to clean that grill?
It's fine to clean. The stamped metal piece that goes over the burner gathers some crap, but you can easily take it out and scrub it if you need to.
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It's fine to clean. The stamped metal piece that goes over the burner gathers some crap, but you can easily take it out and scrub it if you need to.
Good to know

I guess if it gets too bad over time, it can easily be replaced considering they are cheap enough, but I'm doubt that would be an issue.
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Old June 26th, 2013, 08:37 AM   #45
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I looked at those too. Seems pretty meat and potatoes. It's exactly what I want. Small, compact, and has a decent sized cook top when cooking for at least two people. They are a lot cheaper than the one I posted too. How easy is it to clean that grill?
Very easy. I have one of these also, however I went to Walmart and got a conversion hose that I can hook it to a normal 25lb LP bottle instead of those smaller ones, its nice when you plan on doing alot of cooking on it. I scored my grill off craigslist in town, guy only used it a few times and sold me one for $50 bucks, and then I spent another 15 on that hose and I just steal my home BBQ grill tank and I can eat like a king when camping and not worry about those small tanks, however I do keep a few around

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I like it! A lot actually. Do the legs seem to be pretty sturdy?
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I wouldn't call what any of you do camping, its more like moving the contents of your house to an outside location.

My wife and I camp/backpack quite frequently and have never come across the need for half that shit posted.

Tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, iso-butane pocket stove, knife, metal cups (to cook/eat with), leatherman, hatchet, and probably a few other things. Everything fits into one back pack, then add your required food.
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Old June 26th, 2013, 10:12 AM   #49
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Meh. It's car camping, might as well spoil yourself. Bacon and eggs in a cooler, growler of cold beer, gigantor tent, firewood, Coleman lantern, big old camp chair, cast iron skillet - why not?

For backpacking it's the complete opposite. One pair of underwear for every two days, water filter, mac n' cheese, candle lantern, fire starters (I like cotton balls rubbed in petroleum jelly), bug spray.
I'm not saying you have to be overly frugal with what you pack but does a person really need 3 pair of shoes when camping? Or 2 weeks worth of clothing for 3 days of camping? Or a huge ass wash basin when using paper plates? There are lots of things people pack because it sounds nice but then they don't use. I'm just saying figure out what you'll use.

I think big tents are retarded though. Being able to stand up is nice but they take far too long and are far too complicated to set up. You're just sleeping in it. If you need a place to stand up 8x8 or 10x10 canopies are lightweight and easy to set up and still take up less space than big tents and provide sitting areas during rains.

PS. Bacon cooks pretty well on a small backpacker pan and backpacker camp stove. Its just cooked a few pieces at a time. Lol
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I wouldn't call what any of you do camping, its more like moving the contents of your house to an outside location.

My wife and I camp/backpack quite frequently and have never come across the need for half that shit posted.

Tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, iso-butane pocket stove, knife, metal cups (to cook/eat with), leatherman, hatchet, and probably a few other things. Everything fits into one back pack, then add your required food.
Does your home mirror have "coolest campers ever" inscribed across the top?
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I like it! A lot actually. Do the legs seem to be pretty sturdy?
Yes. The legs fold outward and its quite stable. I like it cause its quick to fire and heat up, stores easy and cleans fast. Sure I do enjoy charcoal grilling but I do enjoy the quickness of gas. Ive put 4 steaks on mine and cooked them no problem in under 20 mins. My baked potatoes I usally wrap in foil and bake them in the fire pit about 10-20 mins before I throw the steaks on, works awesome.

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I wouldn't call what any of you do camping, its more like moving the contents of your house to an outside location.

My wife and I camp/backpack quite frequently and have never come across the need for half that shit posted.

Tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, iso-butane pocket stove, knife, metal cups (to cook/eat with), leatherman, hatchet, and probably a few other things. Everything fits into one back pack, then add your required food.
I just believe there are different styles of camping and how far you want to take it. Most of the camping I do on my own property in the back(my house is gutted right now so I just camp on the property), no power or well, however I do have a decent camper with running water and fridge that runs off LP(runs for weeks apon weeks on a tank, and cold enough to freeze beer in the fridge), generator to charge up batterys and charge my phone(want to convert to solar soon), and that grill setup. When I camp off my property I use a tent and do it more old school but as far as Im concerned if your not cooking off your straight campfire, why use a small iso butane pocket stove, when I can use a decent sized one that can accually cook a few people a meal.

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Old June 26th, 2013, 11:36 AM   #53
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I think big tents are retarded though. Being able to stand up is nice but they take far too long and are far too complicated to set up. You're just sleeping in it. If you need a place to stand up 8x8 or 10x10 canopies are lightweight and easy to set up and still take up less space than big tents and provide sitting areas during rains.
In my world "gigantor" just means something like this. Still only two poles to set up and you can comfortably play cards in it with 4 people if its raining.

I think big cabin tents are stupid. Those take 2 hours to assemble, push over in wind, and leak.
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I am so glad that I just bought a camper! Nothing fancy, 17' hybrid but after last weekend I decided that I hate tent camping.
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I am so glad that I just bought a camper! Nothing fancy, 17' hybrid but after last weekend I decided that I hate tent camping.
Well we all aren't as fortunate as you to have a dad that's a GM at an RV dealership to give us a sweet deal!

My dads a garbage man. I don't get shit...
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Well we all aren't as fortunate as you to have a dad that's a GM at an RV dealership to give us a sweet deal!

My dads a garbage man. I don't get shit...
Joe you can come in and wash up at beer camp if you would like!!!
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Anyone ever made a swamp cooler, was thinking of making one for camping, not sure on there effectiveness

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In my world "gigantor" just means something like this. Still only two poles to set up and you can comfortably play cards in it with 4 people if its raining.

I think big cabin tents are stupid. Those take 2 hours to assemble, push over in wind, and leak.
We have an 8-person tent and it is stupid big. It's great for car camping but blows for anything else. We just inherited my parents old pop-up which I plan to use for car camping, but I think I'm going to ditch the 8-person tent for a 2-3 person, 4-season tent that I can pack in and doesn't take 2 people and 20 minutes to set up.
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I laughed at this pic, but after I camped in SC in August a few years back, I would bet there are places where that doesn't seem so ridiculous.
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