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RE: Suggestions for an electric cooking device for a small space

An electric skillet an be used to bake cakes, cookies and pizza and make 3 to 4 pound pork or beef roasts as well as stews.
Opie431 09/21/16 10:58am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What Does Autumn Mean to You in the Kitchen?

We camp in northern Michigan for most of October and picking apples from old apple trees in Sleeping Bear Dunes NL us our main change. Everything that I can think of that can be made with apples is on the menu. I get tired of apples before my husband does so have to try some odd combinations.
Opie431 09/21/16 10:53am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Isn't this just a SUPER campsite???

Years ago my husband and I were walking around the campground and we heard a man on the phone say that he had the best campsite in the park. It looked a lot like the one in your picture. Different strokes for different folks.
Opie431 09/18/16 03:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Microwave Oatmeal

Duh!!!! Why didn't I think to ask here or even look on the box?? I can eat the instant but think the regular is so much better. Thank you. And I put coffee creamer in the instant. I think it makes it taste better.
Opie431 09/15/16 10:49am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Temps in the Nawth in October

We spend October in northern LP if Michigan. It is always warm enough for us but what we think is warm enough may not be warm enough for you further south. I am looking for my long underwear. And we have an electric blanket on our bed which makes a big difference.
Opie431 09/14/16 10:35am RV Lifestyle
RE: Soap Scum on shower doors

Vinegar, either white or apple works. I spray it on straight. An old towel tight against the bottom should keep it from running on the floor.
Opie431 09/13/16 10:42am Around the Campfire
RE: IRS is getting impatient

We got two. At the second one I pushed the number to talk to a real person and than after a wait, did get a real person!!!. I told them I did not get any more calls and have not. I was amazed. I considered telling them I would have my son, an attorney contact them but did not think they would believe me. And he is.
Opie431 09/12/16 10:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Large family problem (we are 8)

My mother's family went camping several times a year with a family of 11 but they used tents. We did the same with four children. Our Outback sleeps ten but it would not live ten. We put up a tent to sleep children who are old enough. We can hang cheap, lightweight tarps from the awning to make an extra room.
Opie431 09/09/16 10:43am Beginning RVing
RE: Excited for Fall

We make our main trip in the fall and look forward to it all year. Remember one summer where in August, trip ended with weather over 100 in Michigan. Not something we would ever do on purpose. Now we never go camping in the summer without fans to have blowing on us outdoors.
Opie431 09/08/16 05:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone in October?

We were in Yellowstone the first week in October and woke up in the morning to sleet. That may have not been normal but I would do a search on what is. It was our last day there so it did not matter.
Opie431 09/07/16 10:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tent Stake Hack

I use the wind flowers that Dollar Tree sells in the spring. I have to buy more than I need in the spring because they may not last all season. Other cheap stores sell them also.
Opie431 09/07/16 05:49am Tent Camping
RE: One Pot Meals (?)

There is a cookbook, Microwaving for One and Two, I think. Get something like that. And also standard cookbooks for one and two people but I find it better to make a meal for four and have leftovers the next noon or night.
Opie431 09/01/16 05:31am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Camping with a soft top jeep in bear country

We tent camped for years in bear county. We always have very good bear spray, never had to use it. And good bear spray is expensive. In fact we lived in bear country when I was a child and we children often played in the same woods that my uncle went bear hunting in.
Opie431 08/24/16 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Where's everyone camping for the total eclipse of the Sun?

Our back yard, especially now that the big trees have been cut down. Might walk over to the ponds behind the house.
Opie431 08/24/16 06:10am General RVing Issues
RE: To drain or not to drain? Another ice chest question.

I make ice in gallon jugs and it does not matter that they begin to defrost. Nothing is using the ice chest as a swimming pool. I read but have not ran a test that things stay cooler than if the water is drained.
Opie431 08/24/16 06:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Full Timing without your partner

It does not matter what we think. Everyone's marriage is different. Decide on your own.
Opie431 08/23/16 10:59am Full-time RVing
RE: Why the extra bathroom door?

We were looking at new trailers and saw many with the second door. We decided we did not need a new trailer after all.There must be lots of people who want them. Not us.
Opie431 08/22/16 05:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Shopping for First RV: Travel Trailer choices - HELP!

Make a list of all of the things that you cannot do without. There has to be room for those things. My husband and I can get by with a small TV but I have to have books. How many people have to come with you? Do you need a King bed? Do not think that making up the table into a bed is a good idea but people do it. Is there room for summer and winter clothes or will you only need summer clothes. Some people have to have a washer and dryer. Do you? Go on and on there are lots of things you must plan for ahead of time.
Opie431 08/22/16 05:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Outdoor Shower

Neighbors used what looked like a one person ice fishing shanty. Looked like a narrow, tall, one person tent. Saw someone else standing in a small child's wading pool. They had a swimming suit on.
Opie431 08/19/16 05:43am Travel Trailers
RE: In general, when do schools start classes?

We camped in Yellowstone twice. Once in mid-September, once in late September, early October. School had started both times but still lots of people. Not anywhere as bad as earlier according to people we talked to. When we went most places we went early in the day. We were driven out a day early by an approaching fire.
Opie431 08/17/16 05:52am General RVing Issues
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