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Old 03-07-2021, 08:38 AM   #15
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We have a large Motorhome and I love cooking over a fire pit. I carry a large grill rack I found and use in over the fire for steaks, chicken and chops, Potatoes go into the coals. Also use a Dutch oven a lot, very easy and tasty meals with it.
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I steamed open some oysters about a week ago at Myrtle Beach State Park over the firepit. Good eats!
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Old 03-15-2021, 12:18 AM   #17
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Old 03-15-2021, 03:08 AM   #18
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Just bought the Solo. The second sized one down. Only had one fire so far and it really is amazing and works much like the old wash tub. This one has a few improvements and is small and light enough to haul along. I had a pit-to-go I believe a long time ago but could barely carry it around.

I will look into the accessories. Nothing better than something cooked over a hot fire. My pellet stove is close but cannot possibly get the flames to lick the food to perfection. I miss Dutch Oven cooking.

We camp every day. That is, we live on a lake in a rural area so are glamping. It is tough but someone has to do it.
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Old 06-25-2021, 02:12 PM   #19
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About 1/2 our meals are done on the campfire and 1/2 on either Coleman or TT stove. For us the campfire makes it camping.
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Old 06-25-2021, 09:26 PM   #20
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We cook most of our meals over the fire pit. Ill take the time to clean pit if needed. Remember the ole adage. Leave it better than you found it. I made this little thing to assist in cooking. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-27-2021, 06:44 AM   #21
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We use the portable firepit shown in the pic below (with the outer rail removed and the legs shortened to fit in the basement) for 90% of our camping at public campgrounds.

Sadly the permanent firepits are often made with a high steel cylinder that blocks a small fire or the firepit is crumbling and unusable.

Also the screen cover makes it safe to go to bed with a few coals burning and not worry about sparks starting a forest fire.

I use this small folding grill that sets inside for cooking, but don't use it very often: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-...7RN8BH7GNDSDNK

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I've never cooked a "meal" over a campfire unless marshmallows or hot dogs count.

On our last trip, my oldest son did cook a great goulash dish over the campground fire pit. He took time to bank up wood coals. I would guess his cast iron pot & pan were 6" above the coals. I was surprised at how quickly things came to a boil. He obviously knows what he is doing.
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Old 06-21-2022, 09:15 PM   #23
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We did some potatoes last Summer. Whole, wrapped in foil. I cut them in half and put some butter in there with them,.....came out good but took a lot of time.

My one quandary, lots of time with campfire cooking is the amount of wood we have on hand. If we start the fire before dinner time the wood may not last until later at night.
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Everything tastes so much better when cooked over an open campfire!
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We have a large Motorhome and I love cooking over a fire pit. I carry a large grill rack I found and use in over the fire for steaks, chicken and chops, Potatoes go into the coals. Also use a Dutch oven a lot, very easy and tasty meals with it.

I love to cook over a fire, just got back from a great outing in a beautiful Montana spring day, life is good

I have faced some very negative stuff as of late, let's start an RV Appliance/Cooling thread that is positive!

We have RVed for 63 years, and we have cooked every way known to human kind!

Last afternoon, pork chops on open fire. Cooked on pine coals. Marinated the chops overnight in Worcestershire sauce.

Stir fried jalapeno, red peppers, cauliflower, and zucchini.

Roaring river for ambiance, white wine for refreshment
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I grew up camping along a river bank, sleeping under the trees on a cot and cooking over an open fire. Boiling coffee, eggs and bacon cooking over an open fire with a grate...such great smells and memories. Later in the day, fresh caught fish, frying over an open fire and taters baking in the coals.

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How did you cook, and what kind of fish?

We would take bacon and hike to mountain lakes, climb a tree and stash the bacon so we were not bear food. Get the bacon going, toss some trout in once the oil was thick, and yum, the skin from the trout was sooooooo goooood
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We have a grate I use. Every steak I have cooked while camping is over the fire. They are soo good, you get the smoke flavor. I have a propane grill, it's never seen a steak. Even in the winter no fire no steak.
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I know of a couple on another RV forum who cook with their Biolite firepit. They love it and say they use less firewood with it than with the old campground fire rings. The Biolite has a battery powered fan attached to the rectangular fire box for better combustion (not much smoke), and the handles allow it to be moved even while a fire is burning.
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