[Sca-cooks] Camp stove

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 15:05:15 PDT 2008

One of my students did the same kind of thing.  What they did was to build
the stove into a cabinet (wood), with a fold-down butcher block top that's
hinged so you can use one side to cook and the other as a prep area.  The
whole works sets into a cabinet that they have painted with lovely Russian
designs.  It does run on propane.  They have done everything from a period
cheesecake to brownies in the oven...and they all come out beautifully.


On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 1:01 AM, Maggie MacD. <maggie at lost-soles.org> wrote:

> I have a "groovy little camp stove", though it needs some tweaking in the
> design.
> About 2-3 years ago when my dad was throwing away lots of stuff, he
> disassembled an entire truck camper a piece at a time in order to put it
> into trashcans. I acquired the cookstove and oven that was in it, and
> brought them home.  From there a former minion of mine assembled me a
> rollabout cooking center using 3/4" plywood.  The oven is insulated from the
> wood with the same fiberglass stuff they put in water heater blankets, and
> the 4 burners work just fine.  We're still debating whether to use the small
> regulator from the propane heater, or whether to upgrade to the turkey fryer
> regulator (and just keep it turned down real low).  With the higher power
> regulator you can hear the burners blow themselves out from 20 feet away.
>  The cabinet is also kinda REAAALLLY heavy, so it isnt something that I
> load/unload by myself (so its been left home for more than half the wars
> over the last couple of years).
> If I could get this bugger tucked into a smaller metal cabinet, kinda like
> the one on bargainoutfitters, that might be even more practical.
> And the lid they have on the bargain outfitters one also makes me envious.
>  The top off my regular campstoves doesn't fit though, not even close.
> So, in the interest of "recycle whats around", maybe you can find an old
> scrapped stove/cooking unit somewhere, and work that into something fun?
>  (though I admit, that ready made unit is extremely tempting).
> Cheers,
> Maggie
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