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    Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:43 pm Groupie
    What would you have in yours? There is a chance we won't always be hooked up to electricity. All we have in the trailer right now is a fridge, stove, and sink, toilet and sink, and multi-can opener.

    We have camping chairs, a Coleman cooler, blankets. 20 lb propane tank, will probably get one for the trailer and keep the bbq tank for back up.

    Our plans are getting bug spray, cheap dishes, utensils, a small broom, a water jug (we do have a on board water, but we don't really trust it for cooking and drinking yet), more than likely a frying pan or two, same with a pots. Maybe a portable DVD player.

    And what do you usually cook when out camping, electricity and non-electricity. I picked up a book from the library about cooking in your RV, has some good information, but most seem to be about being in a campsite.
    Susie D
    Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:45 pm
    Forum Host
    Hi tsab wave.gif

    When we were first putting together our cookbox for camping I loved garage sales & Goodwill. I found lots of stuff super cheap so was able to assemble things & not have to pack each time we wanted to go camping. My cookbox is always ready to go.
    Some things for your kitchen supplies:
    good can opener
    potato peeler
    wooden spoons
    BBQ tongs & spatula
    set of mixing bowls that stack (nestle) to save space

    When we went camping in a trailer I enjoyed having:
    an electric skillet~ it saved heating up the whole trailer and was great for one dish meals and saved the day on many a rainy day
    inexpensive crockpot~ I could throw something in it for dinner & enjoy the day with everyone else
    heavy extension cord

    To pack for family fun:
    a deck of cards
    a board game
    We prefered things we could do as a family. Some of our best memories are from this.

    Don't forget:
    trash bags
    sunscreen & hats
    first aid kit
    a way to make coffee if you drink it

    Nice to have:
    cast iron dutch oven for open fire cooking
    Susie D
    Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:47 pm
    Forum Host
    recipes for on the road by Just Jan might have ideas for you.
    Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:00 pm Groupie
    I am spoiled now!!! I have a set of cookware that stays in the camper, a couple of cast iron frying pans, complete utensil sets including tongs, spatula, etc, plates, cups, bowls for all of us, dish soap, kitchen towels, pot holders, drying rack for dishes, assortment of ziplock bags, aluminum foil, gladwrap, rubbermaid containers with tops, ice trays, we also bought a water purifier for the camper. I also keep games, extra set of bath towels, I leave shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tylenol and stuff like that in there along with sunscreen, bug spray, first aid kit, tablecloth. You get the picture...I leave all that in there so all I have to do is throw clothes in and go. The kids also have an extra set of water shoes and flip flops that stay in there. We also have a small grill that stays in there. Rugs that go in front of the steps, electrical cords.

    We camp at least once a month so it is so much easier to have all this already in there. When we get back we clean the camper and I wash anything that needs to be washed and put it back in there.

    Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:12 pm Groupie
    OH yeah, for eating.....I make oamc breakfast burritos, muffins, and pancakes or french toast sticks for breakfast. I also always have fruit. For lunches we do hotdogs, pb and j, lunchmeat sandwiches, etc. For dinner we grill alot. We do hamburgers, pork steaks, steak, b/s chicken breasts and I make potatoes or rice and veggies with it. If it is cold we do big pots of chili. I make it at home then just warm it. For snacks we always do snack mix that I make ahead. It has chex mix, nuts, craisins, and fruits that I have dehydrated(apples, bananas, pineapple, apricots, kiwi, peaches). I also make beef jerky and my granola bars. We do smores one night and according to how long we might do banana boats one night.

    Zmail me if you have any questions about how we do things...I will be glad to answer if I can.

    Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:14 am Groupie
    Karenbear, that is my dream, to have to trailer stocked with everything to just go. I can't wait to get out there, we are for sure going fishing, which means no electricity. Then also to the big city to camp in a campground, so we can take the kids to the zoo and aquarium.

    Like I said in a previous thread I started about it, I get to get totally away from work. No one can call me, because there is no guarantee my cell will be on or we will be anywhere there is cell service.

    We have only been out camping once since the girls were born, and that wasn't all that bad. And once before that, we were with friends and really didn't have anything for breakfast,so we ate hot dogs instead. And I was pregnant with the older DD and we were at a extremely high altitude and I felt horrible because I couldn't breath. Then last year during our fishing trip I forgot the can opener and we brought canned chicken for lunch, thankfully hubby had a knife in his tackle box.
    Chef #800283
    Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:25 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Another great thing to throw in is a roll of duck tape. It is really nice to have in an emergency.
    Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:39 pm Groupie
    I didn't see it mentioned yet. Some folding chairs to sit around the fire at night.
    What I loved about trailer/motorhome camping over tent camping is all I had to do is hook up and go.
    I had pots, pans, plates and silverware that always stayed in the camper. I also stocked spices, herbs and canned goods. When the weekend was over, we would take inventory and make a list of what we used/felt we needed. We would then restock when we got home. Bedding, towels and extra clothes were always in the camper. This way we were always ready to go.
    As far as cooking, most of it was done over the open fire because that is what I like to do. However, I could not do with out an electric griddle or my grill-to-go for breakfast.
    Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:14 am Groupie
    OH YEAH!!! LOL Chairs are a bit necessary. We also keep a coffee maker and filters in the camper. I don't know how old your kids are but we keep extra pullups in there too.

    Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:37 pm Groupie
    Well hubby is all for outfitting the trailer with everything so we can just go.

    This weekend we bought:

    Bug spray
    Plastic plates and bowls
    Extendable forks for hot dogs and marshmallows
    Water Jug
    A 12 inch Cast Iron Skillet, I already had a 8 inch one

    I have to go look in the crawlspace and see what we have packed away down there. We just recently bought a bunch of new dishes and whatnot for the kitchen and put all our extras down there.
    Chef #800283
    Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:43 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    One fun breakfast and I honestly did not think it would work is the omelet in the bag. For each person, you will need a quart size freezer bag (and marker to write on their name). Into the bag, break two eggs. Add what ever filling you want, onion, green pepper (both finely chopped) cooked or canned mushrooms, ham, cooked sausage, cheese ... Squish all together and remove all the air and seal. Drop into boiling water for 13 minutes. Remove from water and carefully slide onto a plate. I think you could eat it out of the bag in a pinch. Great fun when camping!
    Michelle Figueroa
    Mon May 26, 2008 2:56 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I would consider bringing those little mesh tents for food, if you are cooking outside. Also, ziplock bags for left overs. We also take wooden or metal skewers as this is easy to cook on the fire. We like to wrap corn in foil (double wrap) and throw directly into the coals, turning every so often (same with potatoes). On this last trip, I wish I had brough wasp spray as they were around a lot. I take an electric skillet as well.
    I Can't Cook
    Wed May 28, 2008 9:24 am Groupie
    My family and I have been camping for many years, from the back of in-laws pick-up to a tent, to a pop-up, and finally to a permanent site in a travel trailer. We camped for 9 years as permanent and now we are back traveling again. I love camping. It's the only place I feel I don't have to be up and doing something all the time.

    When we first started camping cooking was a huge deal for all 3 meals. After awhile, that got expensive and time consuming, so now we do one big meal for the day and pretty much eat appetizers all afternoon.

    Here are a few of my "tips"....

    - Stock the camper with paper plates and plastic utensils for the last day of camping so that you don't end up with dirty dishes right before you pack up

    - Paper napkins tend to blow away in the wind, I use paper towels...not fancy, but better than chasing the napkins all over

    - I have a pizzaria for the camper now. These are great for fixing pizza, chicken nugget, corn dogs, and quick things for the kids at lunch or at night if they get hungry. Turning on your oven isn't always a lot of fun

    - I have a toaster in the camper and sometimes bring toaster strudels if we are not going to make a large breakfast

    - I bought a few baskets at the dollar store to put all of my toiletries, kitchen stuff like spices, a larger basket for dishes & cups. Now I don't have to put everything in the sinks and bathtubs, or on the floor, to keep it from moving around while traveling. Make sure the baskets will fit into your cupboards.

    - I have a "picnic" basket that the kids fill before we leave with movies, color books, games, ipods, whatever they want to bring with for that trip. I do keep cards and extra color books in the camper "just in case".

    - One big thing that I always pack is canned potatoes. I know that "real cooks" don't approve, but they are so handy and regular potatoes need to be peeled and tend to take a long time to cook. Plus, I can keep these in my pantry and they never go bad. I usually place the sliced canned potatoes into a tinfoil packet with garlic and 2 or 3 slices of velveeta love it. I also make the whole potatoes in a foil pack by marinating them in Italian Dressing and sprinkling with parmesan cheese...nummy.

    - Pack a few tea lights to put into the fire pit when starting a fire. I tried that for the first time this year and it actually works!

    - Find some clips to hold your tablecloths down on the picnic table, a little wind will wreak havoc with tablecloths

    - With the chairs have a small fold up table to hold things like s'more ingredients by the fire

    Whew...maybe I said too much! Hope this is helpful
    Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:13 pm Groupie
    I love this thread and I wanted thank you all for the great advice. DH and I bought a used 30' RV in October in preperation for his retirement on June 4th. He's now officially retired and we're planning our first south La. Because of your the lists of important things to stock, we are ready to hit the road with everything in place. I just wanted to say Thank You. icon_biggrin.gif
    Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:26 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    Ya'll, maybe I missed it but don't use charmin. icon_redface.gif icon_wink.gif

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