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Old 07-05-2013, 09:07 PM   #15
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Any suggestions for a portable grill? We'll have to stow it in our tow vehicle, no doubt. My SIL suggested the table-top Weber. Any thoughts?

I'm learning already that FLEX is going to have to be my middle name - on MANY levels in this new lifestyle change.

Please keep your ideas coming - I'm making notes as I go!

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There are a number of favorite grills here on the Forums. Part of the puzzle is whether you want wood/charcoal for your fuel, or possibly LP Gas or Electric. My choice was an LP Gas model with an optional smoker tray. It is a Napoleon Freestyle Marine Grill with Infra-red element.





I did purchase one additional option with mine and that was the canvas carrying bag. I have owned the grill for nearly four years and am very pleased with its durability and performance.

Good luck with your investigation!

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Old 07-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #16
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One of the things my wife and have grown to enjoy is discovering what is necessary and what is not, and it is different for everyone. We don't take a burr grinder because the one in the Airstream broke and we started grinding our coffee at home before a 7 day trip. If we were full timers I would take one. We usually are tired after a day of hiking, museums, checking out cultural events, etc, and don't want to spend a lot of time cooking. But, twenty years ago I cooked at least one gourmet meal on a 4 day backpacking trip, but I am much too old to do that now because of the added weight. You will enjoy your new journey as you discover what fits your lifestyle at this time in your life.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:33 PM   #17
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We carry a webber Q100? grill. If we pull the lid hinges and remove the top, it will fit into the rear storage compartment of our 'Stream, along with our 1.5 Gallon propane tank.

We love cooking on gas, it reacts very quickly and when combined with cast iron the cooking experience becomes predictable.

We use the gas oven a bunch also. Biscuits, pizza on a stone...crap - now I'm hungry again...
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Ditto on the Weber grill (Q200 in our case).

Small crock pot.

DeLonghi espresso machine.
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We use the gas oven a bunch also. Biscuits, pizza on a stone...crap - now I'm hungry again...
Pizza stone would be my item 6
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:54 AM   #20
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #21
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My favourite knife isn't one of my chef knives, it's a relatively cheap copy of a French peasant's knife made by Lee Valley Hardware. High carbon blade, wood handle, brass riveted and a decently long tang.

Holds an edge like a knife ten times the cost and is the perfect size for almost any job. Even at home it is the knife I end up using 80% of the time.

Peasant Chef's Knife - Lee Valley Tools
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #22
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Don't forget a cutting board to go with that knife. I bring a small one and a larger one. I use them every trip, even if we are just doing wine and cheese before going out to dinner or having pastry and fruit for breakfast. The pizza stone is important for making the oven work well...you can read lots of posts about that. And finally, I adore the four place settings of high end, non dishwasher safe cutlery I bought just for the AS.
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1. An epicurean cutting board (or two) they are thin, strong, easy on knives and the slate colored ones are flat out sexy to look at.

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3. Dawn detergent - seriously. It cleans better than anything else.

4. Foil sheets - the prefolded kind. Great for all sort of things including going under the english muffins (under the broiler) and then wrapping them up around an egg and a slice of Canadian bacon. You can find these at any restaurant supply place and some grocers.

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5. Tongs - metal ones, several pairs, various lengths. Great for serving, cooking, getting hot stuff out of campfires, fishing things from drains, and removing critters, etc. be SURE to get ones with the metal bail that keep them closed when stored. open tongs in drawers make a giant rats nest and take up space.

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5. Tongs - metal ones, several pairs, various lengths. Great for serving, cooking, getting hot stuff out of campfires, fishing things from drains, and removing critters, etc. be SURE to get ones with the metal bail that keep them closed when stored. open tongs in drawers make a giant rats nest and take up space.
So important. I have several of these as well.

Beautiful coffee maker too. I am not a French Press drinker (prefer my Chemex) but Frieling makes nice stuff.
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Chemex is a little hard to get in some areas and I need my coffee too much to rely on mail order. A close second would be a Melitta cone filter.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:03 AM   #27
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Chemex is a little hard to get in some areas and I need my coffee too much to rely on mail order. A close second would be a Melitta cone filter.
Absolutely. I don't think there's any perceivable difference (for me) in the quality of the resulting coffee.
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Here's one of ours: Dr. Bronner's soap. Careful, hippy alert
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps All-One!

We wash everything with that stuff. Ourselves, floors, dishes. Organic, rapidly biodegrades, nothing nasty in there of any kind. Oh, and it cleans beautifully too.
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