Coffee - "Camp Coffee" AKA "Cowboy Coffee"

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  1. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Family camping trip...
    -- Vintage Coleman 413E stove
    --My good ol' porcelain cowboy coffee pot
    --Griswold skillet
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  2. Trapper Badovinac

    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    Bitterroot - your photo just reminded me of something. (I use that same coffee pot.) The other reason I use the Airpots is because it then frees up a burner on the stove.
     
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  3. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    That old porcelain coffee pot is a standby on every fishing/camping trip I go on. I treat it like gold cuz I know I'll never find another one like it.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    So............how many grams in a teaspoon????? Help me. :eek:
     
  5. jimmydub

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    4-6 tsp per 6 ozs, or somewhere in that area.
     
  6. KerryS

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  7. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Sounds like some of you think you're running a restaurant instead of being on a fishing trip. I'm pretty picky about my coffee and would rather have one cup of good coffee than five cups of black paint remover or weak pisswater.

    Instead, I prefer to make my own. On a trip I bring my JetBoil with the French Press kit. I grind the beans just before leaving home so they're relatively fresh. About two rounded spoonfuls of grounds per half-liter of almost boiling water, stir and steep for a couple minutes, press and enjoy in an insulated stainless cup. No cream, sugar or flavor shots.

    If its cold or wet, a shot or three of whiskey on the side starts the day out right.

    K
     
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    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    That's a LOT of coffee. At home in a glass French Press, I use two tablespoons per liter (ie. quart) of water and let it steep for about 2 minutes. It doesn't get any blacker or stronger the longer you let it sit, just extracts more caffeine. If I let it steep for 5 minutes, I'm wired the rest of the day.

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    That's (tsp) teaspoons, not tablespoons (tbsp), guess I could have made that a little clearer. I think we make our coffee the same way :)
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    The wife and I use an old 10 cup percolator style coffee maker. I can't even recall when we first got it, but we've been making camp coffee with Folgers Deep French Roast, 7 heaping teaspoons/10 cups, and let it perk slow for about 12-15 minutes... absolutely the BOMB! We always look forward to our camp coffee...a highlight of everyday regardless of how the fishing or weather goes.

    It's really true that the simple things in life are often the best.
     
  11. Trapper Badovinac

    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    I kinda' am running a restaurant when I cook in hunting and fishing camps. The only difference is the menu is fixed well before we even get to the trailhead. I was really happy when we finally got a CostCo in Helena.

    Trapper
     
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  12. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty much most of the time. But I learned long ago that just because you're in camp doesn't mean you can't eat well (sure MT Trapper is in same school of thought). Onto coffee, I burn up at least 1 36 cup perc in my small camps, usually have a second one going. In bigger camps I'm running 2 36 cups, then have 2 12 cups in reserve (may just buy another 36 soon). Have one of my camps I'm burning up 10 gallons of coffee every morning without fail.

    LOL, I don't perc it that long, was just tongue in cheek. And when I do perc, it's a super slow perc. Rarely goes more then 10 minutes (and it's barely a gurgle, I keep temp as low as possible actually, but it's way my family has always done it).
     
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  13. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    "Coffee Weenies"........should be added to the english lexicon.
     
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    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    Complete agreement here.....My jetboil keeps me in whatever caffeinated state I need to be in, whether it is before I crawl out of my bag or while I am on the water. Coffee is too important to leave to chance. Seize the caffeine! Jetboil/frenchpress at will......
     
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  15. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    With enough Irish in the coffee, who gives a rat's ass what the coffee tastes like?:D
     
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