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longracin
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08/01/2012 01:52PM  
I've read that all the campsites have a fire grate. My question is is the grate small enough to cook on or do we need to bring a smaller grill to cook on? Our first trip to BWCA will be at the end of this month!! Excited!!
 
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mr.barley
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08/01/2012 03:06PM  
 
Savage Voyageur
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08/01/2012 04:08PM  
We do not bring an extra grate just use the one there. Here is a picture of the fire area. Some times we have two cast iron fry pans and a pot on at the same time. I know that there is room for six ribeyes... I think the gap in the grate is about an inch. Sometimes the grate gets broken and you have a large gap like the picture shows.
 
longracin
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08/01/2012 04:34PM  
quote Savage Voyageur: " We do not bring an extra grate just use the one there. Here is a picture of the fire area. Some times we have two cast iron fry pans and a pot on at the same time. I know that there is room for six ribeyes... I think the gap in the grate is about an inch. Sometimes the grate gets broken and you have a large gap like the picture shows. "


That looks great!! Thanks for the help
 
08/01/2012 06:46PM  
OK, one more reminder, just in case - you'll want to bring a stove too just in case you enter under a fire ban.
 
pastorjsackett
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08/13/2012 01:28PM  
Is the box on the side some sort of oven? Interesting.........
 
dentondoc
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08/16/2012 11:58AM  
quote pastorjsackett: "Is the box on the side some sort of oven? Interesting........."

Not my photo, but yes ... its a reflector oven. Looks similar to an "Old Scout" model but the current design of that model doesn't have a bar across the top. Mine is home-built and uses no fasteners (only friction at the joints) and weighs 1 pound.

Pizza crust browning on my reflector oven.

dd
 
08/16/2012 12:26PM  
A few of the ways the grate can be used!

The oven is Bemco Backpacker Oven
 
09/06/2012 09:42PM  
I know that brats will fall between the grates.
 
Savage Voyageur
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09/09/2012 08:48PM  
quote pastorjsackett: "Is the box on the side some sort of oven? Interesting........."



Sorry I missed this one Pastor. Yes it is a reflector oven. We make just about anything the you can at home in a oven. Pizza, lasagna, hotdishes, bread, cornbread, muffins, cookies, cakes, brownies, We have a built in thermometer in the top and keep the temp at about 350 deg. If it gets too hot just move the oven back a ways, too cool and add some small sticks. It is very easy to cook with this oven.
 
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