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Old 02-24-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
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Pots & Pans & Dishes?

With our B+, I was really concerned with weight (maybe too much so) and opted for plastic plates and light weight teflon cookware. The plastic was a PITA so we usually used paper plates and filled up a lot of garbage bags with them. I'd like to get away from all the paper plates although I'm not so sure it's all that much "greener" to use non-disposible.

The cookware is okay I guess for what I've been doing but as we venture out on longer trips, I'd like to try cooking in cast iron. I have a couple of cast iron skillets that I use at home and might like to try a dutch oven when camping. My sis makes some killer cornbread with her dutch oven in charcoal.

I use a tripod over charcoal a LOT. Many meals are done in aluminum foil on the tripod! Once the cooking is done, toss some wood on the charcoal and we're good for a campfire in the evening!

99% of our meals are prepared & eaten outside. I don't see that changing a lot but with more space inside, it would be easier to fix "indoor" meals. I guess on extended trips, the indoor option for variety would be handy. Who knows...I might even use the oven for an OVEN but does make a great potato/onion storage bin.

What do you guys prefer for cookware & dishes? and...NO... I didn't do a search first.


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Old 02-24-2011, 09:08 AM   #2
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We grabbed some melmack from the dollar store many years ago
when we were tent- boating campers.
We still use it.

We have found bowls turned completely upside down inside
the cabinets so you want to get some kind of un-breakable
plates, dishes, glasses etc.
We often cook inside, especially breakfast so we have the usual
assortment of medium price non-stick aluminum pots and pans.
If you stack the skillets you need a piece of foam between so
they don't beat up on each other when on the road.

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Old 02-24-2011, 10:06 AM   #3
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We use a combination of paper products for when we eat outside and have a decent set of Starfrit cookware and correlle dish set.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:44 AM   #4
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we have a set of correle dishes...they hold up well with all the movement. for cookware i have an old set (from my mother) of Revereware which is pretty light.
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