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Subject Topic: Where do you cook when it rains?
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27/8/2013 at 1:36pm
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
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My nice weather set up, the windbreak may not go up depending if a breeze is welcomed or not:



My tarp is 3.75m x 3.75m Polycotton Tarp from Obelink

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27/8/2013 at 1:49pm
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When we had the Cabanon i had no qualms about cooking in the tent, no different to cooking at home if you ask me, sufficient ventilation and don't put flammable stuff near the flame, our tent was about three times the size of our kitchen anyway.

Since we changed to the lavvu we use this



27/8/2013 at 2:55pm
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DK,
Can I ask...
Do you set up with one eye on the weather, or even put your trust in the weatherman?

It's just that you mention your "nice weather set up", where as we are slowly but surely forming a habit of setting up the same way, regardless of the weather forecast. (Gale force winds not withstanding!).

With the exception of the windbreak, and maybe the height of the corners of my tarp, the weather pretty much doesn't play a part in our set up! (I'm not including internal stuff/furniture/sleeping gear here, just the tent/tarp/kitchen etc.)

Just wondered how others, and you in particular, are influenced by the weather forecast.

I see my tarp as shelter for the kitchen against the rain, and/or shelter for us, against the unending, beating torture of the midday sun*!!


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27/8/2013 at 2:57pm
 Location: Sherston Wilts
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I did wonder why some of the tents i saw recently were accompanied by a gazebo with tarpaulin used as sides, im assuming that must have been their cooking tent?
Good idea... when we had a tent i cooked in the porch bit, then in our two TT's, i cooked inside using the kitchen in its correct position, now i have a caravan so not a problem but i think the gazebo with sides is a great idea!

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27/8/2013 at 3:04pm
 Location: Sherston Wilts
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TBH it doesnt look ideal now (this was our very first camping trip last August in our first tent so was very inexperienced....cooker looks too close to the lining if you ask me.....


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27/8/2013 at 3:40pm
 Location: Greater London
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we always cook inside our tent, regardless of the weather...we have more than adequate ventilation, the cooking equipment is serviced regularly, the stove is on a stable secure unit and is never left unattended when lit...

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27/8/2013 at 7:17pm
 Location: Kent
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I cook inside my tent if its cold or wet..we have lots of mesh windows on our corado 4 and loads of vents too..I use the suitcase type gas hobs..or my halogen oven..thinking of buying electric specially for indoors..but am happy to use the gas ones..always make sure your well ventilated though..better to be safe than sorry...would think twice though if we had children with us.

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27/8/2013 at 7:41pm
 Location: Notts Derbyshire
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We cook in our tent or landrover .
We normally end up cooking in our smallest tents due to having no
choice when the weather turns bad .


27/8/2013 at 7:41pm
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Nice idea with the tarps! Was looking to get a porch/canopy on our Voyager 6 but not too sure.
The tarps look like less to pack away/lug about.

Dk, your trailer looks bigger than the car!
Mucker, I see you have a camping chef, do you do toast on it? I got rid of mine because the toaster was rubbish.


27/8/2013 at 7:53pm
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I have a very large tent and the ceiling height is around 7 feet high, we have what I am only describe as a fold away kitchen that the double tong stove sits on at a easily reachable height. We had full cooked breakfast and a few meals including fresh mussels and clams cooked in white wine and double cream (yummy) sorry I digress!

Anyway, apart from an increase in condensation I felt perfectly safe with the cooker running! Obviously there's a fire risk but there is at home, when was the last time you had your gas cooker serviced??

I appreciate with a smaller tent you have to be more inventive, I'm a keen fisherman and have spent many weekends away living in a bivvy but still manage to cook steak on a single ring small stove!

Safety is paramount just keep a naked flame away from other things and a good amount of ventilation! And never leave a flame unattended!

Rgds Lee


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27/8/2013 at 8:00pm
 Location: Sheffield
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If I go away for the weekend, I cook in the tent as it has a dedicated kitchen area, if I go in the Eldorado or for longer than a weekend, I take my utility tent.

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27/8/2013 at 8:25pm
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Great pics. thanks for sharing guys. We cook in our tent and have done for years. We've just bought a porch which will be used for cooking.

The Tarps look fab but do you leave your gear on show? I'd be worried about some opportunist taking something thats left out.

Also, some of the pics have mats outside the tent that appear to interlock. What are they called and where would you get them from?

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27/8/2013 at 8:51pm
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We cook in the extension area too, we have an outwell Michigan 6. We've always cooked at the table but this weekend when we go I finally invested in a kitchen unit and I can't wait to use it :-)


27/8/2013 at 9:44pm
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We cook in the tent/porch. Wild Country Homestead 5. Plenty of ventilation exit points. Prefer outside if its nice.

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27/8/2013 at 10:25pm
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Quote: Originally posted by keithnwend143 on 27/8/2013
Nice idea with the tarps! Was looking to get a porch/canopy on our Voyager 6 but not too sure.
The tarps look like less to pack away/lug about.

Dk, your trailer looks bigger than the car!
Mucker, I see you have a camping chef, do you do toast on it? I got rid of mine because the toaster was rubbish.



We don't bother with toast, tbh, so not a problem to us. Don't think we've even tried it on this! You're not the first I have heard bemoaning it, though!


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27/8/2013 at 10:55pm
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I have a Kampa electric hob that I can use in the tent if it is raining. Not as good as gas but at least I can cook a meal.

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