Baked goods off grid?

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  1. dbhost

    dbhost Active Member

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    I don't remember the brand but it's the Walmart bag basically there copy of Royal Oak and I've had really good results with it.

    Now mind you I haven't used the remotes are mometer anything but my bake times are right for 350 using the 3 up -3 down method. My shorty chimney is barely enough for my 14" Dutch oven but I have to pile the coals kind of domed high so they're above the top of the chimney.

    I not a 100% certain but I think I've seen those B&B briquettes at HEB as well.

    The H EB private label stuff if your local to Texas since you're familiar with Academy I'm assuming you are don't bother with it I've had nothing but bad results from that stuff
     
  2. BillyMc

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    I don't understand people getting hooked on these. I can't keep it down more than a few minutes. It comes back violently! I got one injection years ago and months of PT and diet change has worked wonders.
    Camp Chef makes a DO table/platform that works nicely.
     
  3. RGee

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    I have this and I love it:

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    You can use any baking dish that will fit under the dome. Round cookie sheets and cake pans work great. You just need to raise the pan with a trivet or Dutch oven stand. The whole setup goes directly on your camp stove
     
  4. Toedtoes

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    I watched my dad get hooked. His dr would prescribe him 300 pills per month. He'd go out and work in the yard until his knees were killing him, go in and pop 3 pills, then go back out and keep working, popping more pills as the knee pain got worse and worse. I never could get him to understand that as soon as the knee started hurting, you stop for the day - the pills are not so you can keep working, they are so you aren't in agony while you rest.

    I have arthritis in my neck. Was causing non-stop headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain and upper arm pain. Norco was the only thing that stopped the headache long enough to sleep. Went to a Pain Mgmt Specialist. Now, I get electrocuted in my neck every six months and am pain free. Didn't realize just how constant those headaches were until I suddenly didn't have them. If you haven't seen a PMS, I highly recommend it.

    He also gave me a lube job in my knees - torn cartilage in the back of both knees was causing a sharp ice pick shooting straight into my knee when I walked on unlevel ground. Haven't had that pain for 2 years now and have been able to put surgery on the back burner.
     
  5. BillyMc

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    I must have been really tired when I wrote that post, because I wrote it and it isn't clear. I was given opiods for a debilitating pain through my left hip and down the back of my leg. It made the chainsaw accident with my knee seam like child's play. Busted ribs in a car crash a walk in the park, this was like no pain I could fathom. The only way I could keep those pills down (sometimes) was to break them in half and space the pieces 20-30 minutes apart. Sometimes they would still come back up and the heaving intensified the pain. Went back to the doctor who then sent me for a MRI of my back. After going back to the doctor for the results I was sent to a surgeon for consultation about a herniated disk at L4-L5 compressing my sciatic nerve. To his credit he wasn't a knife happy doctor and examined me and reviewed the MRI results. He sent me to a pain specialist that gave me an injection in my back (no picnic either) and set me up with PT at the other end of the building. That was years ago and as long as I follow instruction I'm fine. If I do something stupid I'll be hurting for a couple days until the inflammation clears again. Over the counter neproxin sodium helps get the inflammation down.
    For weeks I didn't sleep more than a few minutes at a time. The only relief to be found was hanging my knees over the arm of the loveseat and grabbing the other arm and pull. The night after getting the injection I slept through the night with no meds into the morning until my bladder woke me. I got up nearly pain free for the first time in weeks I wasn't a zombie in excruciating pain.
     
  6. Toedtoes

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    Wow! I'm glad you have been able to find relief from that pain. That is why I always recommend a PMS. They have a lot of procedures that can ease pain without drugs. The toughest thing now is getting insurance companies to stop questioning the procedures so much. They delayed my electrocution by over a month last summer - do they really think I would willingly have four needles stuck in my neck down to the bone and electricity shot through them every six months if it wasn't necessary for the pain... I'm due again now - I have had this headache for five days straight now and the accompanying neck, shoulder and arm pain have been about 80% of that time.
     
  7. kitphantom

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    We baked with the Omnia oven today, figuring a trial run or two at home would be a good thing. Since we have a gas range, it's similar to the LP stove in the TT, and the Coleman. We did a box of Jiffy corn bread mix, since we have used mixes for camp cooking with our Outback oven. Success, so I think this will be a keeper.
    I see all sorts of ideas for the Omnia on Pinterest, but they're usually in Swedish or some other language I don't speak. At least the photos are helpful, and if I find something that looks intriguing enough we'll google translate it or something. Many look really interesting, but fancier than we're apt to do while camping.
     
  8. Dingit

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  9. kitphantom

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    I just bought a used copyof the boat galley cookbook. Still not going to do very complicated meals in camp, but I read cookbooks for fun anyway. We usually only cook a new supper 2, maybe 3 times a week at home, leftovers are part of our meal planning.
     
  10. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    If you have a Dutch Oven you can cook so many things. I've seen scouts cook pizza in their DO for dinners. We have cooked Grands biscuits in them as well. Just need to pay attention to them while baking. I've also seen scout cook chocolate chip cookies in a DO (These boys were desperate!), but they did it and they came out nice.
     
  11. kitphantom

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    For us, the challenge is to be able to bake without campfire or charcoal fire. We don't do campfires, have never had one in 30 seasons of camping. (I learned to build fires as a kid, bet I still could if it was necessary for survival.)
    Not only do we often encounter fire bans, I'm now supposed to keep my exposure to smoke to a minimum, so there's no chance I'm going to learn to campfire cook. We took a grill and charcoal a couple of times over the years, but it just didn't fit into our space and type of camp cooking well enough to bother.
    Given that we also have a fair amount of wind while camping, I'm happy with the Omnia, because we can use it inside. Being able to cook simple meals inside our first pup was a great change over having to struggle to make some meals in the wind - we'd been known to resort to granola bars or cheese and crackers on a few occasions while tenting. (We don't mind cheese and crackers for lunch or supper when it's our choice, though.)
    We still have both the Outback oven and the Coleman camp stove (we have a pizza stone for that to help even out the heat) - so we have a lot of choices for people who don't bake much at camp anymore!
     
  12. BillyMc

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    Back it the 80s we had a freak ice storm that took down power lines and the people way out in the boonies were apparently last on the list. After nearly a week with no power my dad decided he was going to have biscuits whatever it took. He took some terracotta tiles he had and put two layers on the grill. He lit the grill and adjusted the flame until the gauge on the lid was in his sweet spot. He lifted the lid just enough to slide in the pan of biscuits then sat in his lawn chair and watched them bake through the glass front on the lid. They were near perfectly done. Friday would have been his 80th birthday. Really miss that great man.
     
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