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    Posted: 07 Jan 2014 at 1:52pm
What does everyone bring? Do you just bring a few hotdog/marshmallow forks and a pie iron or do you bring tripods, grates, bricks and camp ovens?

I noticed that some campgrounds have iron firepits on packed ground while others have truck tire-hub rings. What works best for everyone?  
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I hate truck wheels for campfire rings.  Too high, blocks all the heat on cool nights.

We have metal skewers we use for dogs or marshmallows.  Wax + sawdust fire starters to get the wood going.

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Sorry to say we are spoiled.....we use the pod stove, the confection oven and our Weber Q!!! Our menu camping is pretty much ther same as home. we dont use the tire rims for fire.

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Campfire pits vary from just a ring of rocks to brick built uber fire places in the wilderness. We use kindling and supper paper plates for starting fires. Nothing beats a camp fire under the stars with maybe a wolf pack howling in the ... very near.... distance
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Post Options Post Options   Quote coopercdrkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2014 at 6:04pm
Every Florida State Park camp site we've visited have a metal fire ring.  I don't know if this is what is
being called a "Truck wheel", but we have very successful campfires every night.  We use commercial
fire starter cubes to get 'em started.

Some have adjustable grills which we never use.  We have a small Weber that serves us well.

We have removed the double burner gas counter top unit in favor of additional counter space.  All it ever
did was set off the smoke alarm.  We cook on either the charcoal grill, or a portable induction unit set up
in the R-Dome.

We do use the microwave-  mostly to heat up the pups' dinners...
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Breakfast,
Coffee and scrambled eggs in pod on electric hot plate.

Lunch and Dinner, electric grill on small folding table outside.

Show off camp cooking for guests...
A couple of Dutch ovens cooking over the coals from an open fire.

With the above, I can do anything..
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We have two dutch ovens and a griddle. Made us the awesomest during camping trips. Downside was that although it looks cool, it was sometimes annoying trying to shield your face to stir or flip food.
Now we just use the grill that came with the pod and the pod appliances. Every once in awhile, the dutch ovens come out for dessert. I can't imagine needing anything else.
An essential would be extending hot dog/smores sticks. Sticks are fun to find and sharpen, but these are easier. I do not like the metal ring pits. The others are right in that it blocks heat. I guess we'll just make big fires for now!
If you do go with dutch ovens, make sure you buy charcoal and a charcoal chimney. Chimney is almost a neccesity. Wood takes a very long time to make coals.
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Telescoping forks for hot dogs and marshmallows; pie irons for sammies; couple pieces of cast iron for cooking over the fire; coleman stove for cooking most of our meals outside the Pod; and we do some inside cooking as well depending on the weather. Like others have noted, we bring fire-starters to get the campfire going, and we tend to bring our own wood with us as well.
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One of these using wood or charcoal    ---           http://www.volcanogrills.com/
And a 12" Dutch oven covers it all for me.
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I never use campfire coals to heat with my dutch oven.  Charcoal briquettes are the only way to go. With a little patience you can make some fantastic dishes using a 10" or 12" dutch oven.
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