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Old 09-16-2014, 07:11 AM   #11
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'Cept for the bugs, flying ash in the food, and smoke getting in your eyes, and remembering that the handles are likely hot, the trick to successful cooking over an open fire is learning to manage the heat and the woodpile.
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'Cept for the bugs, flying ash in the food, and smoke getting in your eyes, and remembering that the handles are likely hot, the trick to successful cooking over an open fire is learning to manage the heat and the woodpile.
When you are having fun and enjoy what you are doing, you don't mind those little irritants.
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My sister and I, when we had the Girl Scout troop, taught the girls how to cook their meals over a campfire. It was either learn or go hungry. They had to cook their breakfast and lunch over the fire. Supper was an all pitch in, in the camp kitchen. It was how they earned a few badges. By day two, they all thought it was fun.
I was a Girl Guide (=Girl Scouts) and loved camp but Addie's post reminded me of one occasion when we were trying to cook lunch over the campfire in a total downpour. I was wetter than the billy can of boiling potatoes! Fortunately, the wood was kept under cover so we were able to keep re-lighting the fire! It nearly put me off Guides for life!
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:22 AM   #14
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'Cept for the bugs, flying ash in the food, and smoke getting in your eyes, and remembering that the handles are likely hot, the trick to successful cooking over an open fire is learning to manage the heat and the woodpile.
Hoot, when is that 1840s re-enactment event you like to do? Are you still doing that?
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Hoot, when is that 1840s re-enactment event you like to do? Are you still doing that?
The Fall event will be Oct 23 - 26.
I haven't attended for a couple events due to conflicts with my schedule at the school.
I hope to be able to go this fall.
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i would love to go to a rendezvous. i'm still trying to talk dw into letting me take the boy out on the appalachian trail for a few nights.

i guess all of the jokes about not having to out run the angry bear didn't go over very well.
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The Fall event will be Oct 23 - 26.
I haven't attended for a couple events due to conflicts with my schedule at the school.
I hope to be able to go this fall.
I'm going to put that on my calendar. I'd love to check it out, and meet up with you.
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