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Old 01-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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Spring Meat and Fire Rally, Northern Illinois

Join us for the Annual Spring Rally at Pecatonica in Northern Illinois, May 11 through the 13th, 2012.

This quiet County Park is located between Rockford and Freeport and is an easy drive from Chicago, Eastern Iowa and Southern Wisconsin. Sites have 30 amp electric, water hydrants throughout the park to fill your tanks when you arrive, and a dump station.
Check out the park webpage for some of the other amenities.
Pecatonica River « WCFPD

Spend the days checking out the local activities, indulge yourself at the potluck dinners and swap stories around the fires at night.

This year a couple of the guys have decided to keep the Saturday night potluck dinner simple ........ keep the campfire going and cook meat over the open flames! This is a back to basics kind of weekend with simple camp fare. Keep an eye on this thread to see the hilarity ensue....
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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Please....I am sure you meant Spring Meet. With the new Sex in an Airstream thread I am reading to much into all new threads.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:36 PM   #3
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The guys are thinking much more basic. Cooking meat on the fire.

Here is the link to the calendar;
Airstream Forums - Spring Meat and Fire Rally, Northern Illinois

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Old 01-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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I'm planning on making tater salad with them little red taters!! Mmmm Mmmm
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:36 PM   #5
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I'll do the adult-erated baked beans in the cast iron.

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Can hardly wait. Will be bringing some sort of dessert.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:35 PM   #7
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I wish I had my trailer home to work on with this crazy weather!

Starting to really get the itch to go camping. 10 weeks and counting!
Post #3 has the link to the sign up page. Mark you calendar and get you camping gear together!

The pot luck on Saturday is basic camping food. Bring your own meat to throw on the fire and a dish to pass.

We have:
Potato Salad
Baked beans
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:58 PM   #8
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Meat and fire, goooood!!!
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In 1967 only 4 members did fires we were considered different, I am no longer member because of some snobby members of that era only one with 1 small child 1 other fire member had 2 grade school children. I stilll own A.S {1976 pur. new} have had 6 A.S would consider becoming member again I am glad to see a change IE: fires etc. Featherbeder
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Smile featherbeder

Follow up to my post, my son was 5 mos. old at that time & I was on 3rd A.S. no.1 1962 22ft used 2nd 1966 caravelle [19 ft.] 3rd. 1967 30 ft. int.
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In 1967 only 4 members did fires we were considered different, I am no longer member because of some snobby members of that era only one with 1 small child 1 other fire member had 2 grade school children. I stilll own A.S {1976 pur. new} have had 6 A.S would consider becoming member again I am glad to see a change IE: fires etc. Featherbeder
featherbeder, You have already joined the forums here so no other membership is required to join in at forums rally sites. All you need to do is sign-up to attend and make your reservation for a site with the park. prepare to be with the rest of the Airstreamers attending the rally. Not snobby like some groups. Just good folks who like to camp and enjoy each others company. Happy Trails, Ed
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Ed and Featherbeder are you going yo join for the rally/get together? We are a no membership group that gets together for food and fellowship. We are just Airstreamers.

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Mike, I don't know if I will have the wiring issues sorted out for the taillights and marker lights in time for the rally. Would like to make it if at all possible. Still hoping to get to work on them and the 12 volt system early this spring. Will let you all know if it happens to work out or not. Ed
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Looking forward to seeing everyone soon,only 3 more turns to the calendar and we will be camping and enjoying everyone, can't wait.
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Is there res. required or just show up? wife said lets go, trailer always ready, we do mostly solo camping or with son has own trailer have farm with woods in Streator camping set up trails to ride. We spend very little time inside fires etc. also have parking rural Oswego, water is available if wet gravel drive by machine shed dry 2 acres grass we do fires on grass or patio
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Glad to have you. No reservations for the group; and the park does not have reservations, first come only. A couple of usually arrives on Thurs AM and tries to keep sites available.
For meals we are on our own but eat together. Sat nite is the potluck with your own meat. We try to keep a fire going except for late at night with a bottom less coffee pot
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Planning on being there early Fri. What about fire wood I can bring some ?
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The "Policy" is not firewood from outside of the campground. This is due to bug infestations causing all kinds of problems. If you keep it on the low (out of sight) it should not be a problem. The camp host works with us. Everyone chips in on buying firewood for the weekend.
Looking forward to seeing you there! I know a few of us are really needing the decompression time just sitting around a campfire!!!!
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In our quest to “Keep It Simple” this go-around I came to the conclusion that tending to meat on an open fire might require some unnecessary effort.
What with having to put down your drink, get up out of the chair, inspect the fire, flipping over the meat, doneness, ect. Why, that just doesn’t seem appropriate for our non-theme, theme.

Flipping….. Why bother turning over your own main dish???

I rummaged around in the shed and found an old BBQ rotisserie. Went down stairs to the shop and found some square tube in my scrap box.
A little work tonight has produced a “Set It and Forget It” appliance to clamp to the side of the fire ring.

Now. What to Roast??

See you all soon,

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hey big ed, just make it there and we will fix you up over some drinks, the men have lots of time on their hands. That's why we are supposed to fix dinner this year. lol Ironically, the women find way too many things to keep them busy! BTW we are riding bicyles on friday, i have been in training to keep up with mike and dana!
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