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Message posted by wellybob28/6/2008 at 10:22pm
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I have been looking around for a pan set for our next camping trip. I was just wondering if it is OK to use normal pan sets instead of those meant for camping? I have been tidying up the loft and found an old pan set and thought I could use that instead of buying some new ones.


Message posted by zidergirl28/6/2008 at 10:27pm
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I always take our frying pans and saucepans , never had any problems .The ones I have in the kitchen not a camping set

Message posted by milly9128/6/2008 at 10:28pm
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you can use what ever you want its your choice. seems daft buying when you have a spare set

i use my old milk pan and frying pan also have a set of camping pans but use my pans when i can



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Message posted by iw11wfc28/6/2008 at 10:28pm
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Hi Wellybob

I would say go for the old pan set, if it were me thats what I would do...Then again I used to use mess tins to cook in so anything would better than them.......lol

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Message posted by Skatty28/6/2008 at 10:29pm
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So long as you have the room ,no reason why not :)

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Message posted by pete194628/6/2008 at 10:30pm
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cooking pans are cooking pans, sauspans or what they are, if you have the room take them and cook what you like in them.

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Message posted by Valk_scot28/6/2008 at 10:42pm
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The only downside about using normal decent quality householdpans on a camping stove is that the heavy bases take a while to heat up. Camping pans have thinner bases...of course this also means you can burn the pan more easily!

But apart from that and the folding handles that some camping pan sets have, so they can nest, a pan's a pan, really. But I don't advise Le Creuset ones!


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Hi,

We use normal pan sets, but be careful and dont do what we did. The pan handle was so much heavier than the pan part, and with our small cooker top it was too top heavy and fell off, burning the ground sheet. we brought another frying pan but made sure the pan handle was light weight

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The thinner the base the easier food sticks,the thicker the base the heavier the pan.A good compromise is a cheap set of non stick pans.

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Message posted by Valk_scot29/6/2008 at 7:47am
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Quote: Originally posted by sunvalleysue on 29/6/2008

The thinner the base the easier food sticks,the thicker the base the heavier the pan.A good compromise is a cheap set of non stick pans.

                                      Sue.


Or a horribly expensive set of lightweight(ish) but solid bottomed camping pans. Mine cost me 50 for a set of 3 + fryingpan + small kettle ten years ago, but have been worth every penny and still look as good as new.

If you do buy camping pans, look out for the size. The biggest one has to be able to take the largest amount of food you're going to cook....sounds obvious, but there are very few camping pans that can make pasta for a family of six. Also good lids cut down on cooking time and gas use.


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Message posted by TheWoodys29/6/2008 at 8:01am
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We've just bought a set of Asda value ones which are great!

Message posted by wellybob29/6/2008 at 8:21am
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Thanks for all your help. I'll take my spare set and see how we get on.

Message posted by TraceyD29/6/2008 at 8:49am
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We take a frying pan, a small saucepan, and most important of all our wok. The wok is great because you can cook anything in it from chips, boiled potatoes, pasta, stews, stirfry, curry, bolognese, chilli... etc, etc.We also take our George with us (we always have EHU) which is great for grilling rather than frying and then of course there's the BBQ, bargain at 15 from B & Q about 4 years ago and still going strong!

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Message posted by milly9129/6/2008 at 8:58am
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i never thought about doing fried chips while camping. thanks TraceyD



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Silly thought just occured to me, but if your indoubt about your pan set, have you considered  having a trial run cooking in your garden on your camping cooker with your pan set. Might start a whole new craze to rival garden BBQ, Garden camper cooking, done safely I should think If you have kids they would love the idea?

Better to findout  in your garden what works and what does not, than miles from the shops or home.


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I have just been down to Asda and whilst I was there I actually bought a 6 piece camping Cook set that has saucepans, frying pan and kettle. It was only 10.37 and is s a good size for us so problem solved. I must say I was actually quite impressed with the range of camping equipmnet they had.



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