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Old 10-06-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Dry camping cooking?

Hello all! Long time, no see!

We are planning our very first ever dry camping trip. We have a Rockwood Signature Ultralite TT, 31'. We have only ever stayed at those fancy RV parks before, so this will be a new experience for us. We're going to the Texas Renaissance festival and staying in their campground. I am SO excited about this!!!

Now this might sound silly, but what do you cook when "boondocking" or dry camping? I know I can use the stove inside the trailer, but what else? Any suggestions or tips for cooking are greatly appreciated!!!

Also, we will be stocking the fridge and letting it run off the propane.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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Sportsman's Warehouse, dehydrated food like for backpacking.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:09 PM   #3
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The same thing you cook at the fancy RV parks. We eat and cook the same way boon docking or hooked up.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:21 PM   #4
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whether you are dry camping or boondocking, the only thing different than having hookups, is that you don't have power for the microwave.

we dry camp all the time and our Honda 2000 will easily run the microwave if we need to use it.

not sure what you're expecting as different than camping with hookups.
the stove/oven use propane only UNLESS you have a convection microwave in place of an oven.

so not sure, other than the microwave, what would be different cooking-wise.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:16 PM   #5
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If you haven't seen the TRF campgrounds then you're in for a shock. Pick a spot and drop it there, no order at all . I'd advise getting there by early afternoon on Friday if you can swing it as it fills quickly come nightfall. They did just add showers this year and they have freshwater.

Food...I'm like the others. Not much changes as everything we cook on will work off grid. I'm still adjusting to having a microwave and TV. The last trailer didn't have all that fancy stuff and I've only had this one out once, so I haven't really changed what I pack to cook all that much yet.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #6
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Dry camp food

Sounds like a good opportunity to get your cast iron out
My mother inlaw just gave me a nice cast iron skillet today. I like to get my camp oven out and fix up something good. Recently I did another apple crisp and gave most of it to both sets of camp host at our camp ground.
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Cooking over the fire is a time honored tradition and requires no power. That is, if you are allowed a fire and will spend time around it tending to it.

Hot Dogs are easy and require the least amount of paraphernalia. We've cooked all sorts of full meals on the fire- complete with sides of rice, veggies, baked potatoes. Pretty much everything.
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Cooking is the same for us either hooked up or not. About the only concession we make is to look for easy to cleanup meals if don't have water. Paper plates vs real plates, bread bowls instead of real bowls, etc....
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Thanks you guys! Yes, we are planning on being there early. I think my hubby is more excited about it than I am.
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I sense that you're worried about running out of propane? I gotta think you could run the stove a long, LONG time on two 20lb LP bottles?
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