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Old 07-25-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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A poster mentioned his cord didn't reach and they did without coffee the next morning.. We use one of those new chinese stainless percs,works well,too,so we don't have that problem. Cowboy coffee is the answer. As my dad taught me : In any old pot,one tablespoon of ground coffee per cup(mug) of water,bring to just a boil,a splash of cold water to settle the grounds. Strong,kinda chewy, but not bitter .
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A poster mentioned his cord didn't reach and they did without coffee the next morning.. We use one of those new chinese stainless percs,works well,too,so we don't have that problem. Cowboy coffee is the answer. As my dad taught me : In any old pot,one tablespoon of ground coffee per cup(mug) of water,bring to just a boil,a splash of cold water to settle the grounds. Strong,kinda chewy, but not bitter .
My wife complains if I put 3 tablespoons of ground coffee in for 12 cups! Too strong for her.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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We use a stovetop expresso maker...works great with a gas stove and puts hair on your chest in the morning
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:31 PM   #4
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I took the under-counter coffee maker out. We do more camping without power than with.
I have gotten pretty good at making perked coffee. Get the water boiling, then add the coffee and turn the fire down to perk slow.
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It's difficult to make good perked coffee with these burners,even turned down to minimal,they are too hot to get that real slow,slow perk. Our 3 burner stove has one rack across the top,so we slide the pot off the flame some. It's much easier using the propane Coleman stove outside,those white gas style "Band of Blue" burners are amazing.
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When we don't have power, we heat water in the tea kettle on the stove, and use the Mellita to make drip coffee. Much faster than perking.
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When we don't have power, we heat water in the tea kettle on the stove, and use the Mellita to make drip coffee. Much faster than perking.
I started using one in europe and it is just right for camping without power; simple and fool-proof
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:58 PM   #8
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Coleman makes a regular drip type coffee maker that a stove burner instead of electricity to heat the water. http://http://www.amazon.com/Coleman...n+coffee+maker I originally got one for boondocking, but it works so well that I don't bother taking an electric one along. You can often find them at Walmart.

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IF your friend is using an automatic drip coffee maker I have good news for him.

Heat water to boiling in a teakettle, Put the coffee in the maker same as usual, put the caraf in the think as usual but LEAVE THE LID UP on the coffee basket (note if it's swing out basket this wont' work, but he may be able to modify these instructions)

SLOWLY pour the hot water over the grounds Simulating how the thing works normally.

NOTE: Melita sells a "Single cup" coffee maker that is nothing more than a holder for a #2 cone filter that sits atop the cup, You pour boiling water over it,, Same as above. So I did not come up with this method.. They did.

Of course.. I have an inverter (My auto drip job works even if cord too short).
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We have an old fashioned perk pot from Wal*Mart for where there's no electricity. It makes better coffee than any drip pot. I would use it all the time but it takes too much time and has to be watched.
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I have gotten pretty good at making perked coffee. Get the water boiling, then add the coffee and turn the fire down to perk slow.
If you're using a percolator always add the coffee before you put the water on to boil, the slow steady build of steam as the water approaches boiling point penetrates and softens the grounds.

That's what gives it the rich mellow flavour.
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We use a stovetop expresso maker...works great with a gas stove and puts hair on your chest in the morning
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Coleman makes a regular drip type coffee maker that a stove burner instead of electricity to heat the water. http://http://www.amazon.com/Coleman...n+coffee+maker I originally got one for boondocking, but it works so well that I don't bother taking an electric one along. You can often find them at Walmart.

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And they do make pretty good coffee. We normally use our Keurig, but once in a while we fire the Coleman up, especially if we do not want to run the generator.
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As a teenager I went rock hounding with an old prospector. He had a 2 gal porcelain coffee pot. When we got to camp he would fill it up with water, poor in a pound of coffee, and add a rock and set in the fire pit.. I asked what’s the rock for? He said when it floats its done. We were gone over a week, he just added water and re boiled daily. It was great.
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