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RE: T-Day Braised Pork Belly

Mmmm.....the second one. They specify skin-on. I swear that's the best. "The skin is usually left on pork belly since it can become very crispy, balancing the melty fat within. If you are making a larger cut of pork belly, score the skin before you begin to help the fat break down."
propchef 10/05/22 05:52pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: T-Day Braised Pork Belly

How about a nice Souse sandwich? Scrapple with your eggs? Pickled Pigs feet? In the South, we call Souse "livermush" or "liver pudding" both of which are terrible names. It's one of my all-time favorites. I rarely get to eat it anymore but I have it every time I'm in NC visiting. Livermush and grits will change your life. I never caught on to the pickled pigs feet.
propchef 10/05/22 04:08pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: T-Day Braised Pork Belly

No wonder healthcare costs are what they are. Between slabs of fat on salads and the Spam thread it's a cardiologists nightmare......or dream lol. Yup, but bad food is part of our DNA here in the states. We love salt, sugar and fat, and Spam (and this pork belly recipe) is full of all 3. I used to work with a Nutritionist and she LOVED sloppy hamburgers with fries. We used to give her a hard time but she'd always remind us she doesn't eat this daily, but it's an occasional "treat." Everything in moderation. It also helped that she was a distance runner. Like beef short ribs, pork belly is a wonderful, occasional meal. We probably have it twice a year, plus it's hard to find good pork belly. Spam we only have if we've lost power. lol
propchef 10/05/22 06:44am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: T-Day Braised Pork Belly

"3 1/2 pounds pork belly, skinned" Between this and the full cup of apple cider vinegar, I'll pass. That's a LOT of vinegar for this dish, and a good pork belly includes the skin. Without it, there's no way to get a good, crunchy crust. But I do love me some pork belly, and collards are part of my regular rotation.
propchef 10/05/22 06:31am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How many of you own an EV?

A couple charging questions, Riesender, are Tesla chargers a universal rate cost wise? Or does it vary regionally. Does anybody know how things are supposed to work with all the chargers WE THE PEOPLE are installing? Are we paying for Electrify America to have a bunch of new sites? Who is supposed to manage and maintain them? Of course nobody has mentioned anything about a discount since we all paid for the facility. It's interesting and educational reading and can be a financial boon to local governments and regions. There are a number of grant and loan programs available to local leaders. And yes, We the People are installing these. These contracts will go to local installers and businesses and the revenue from them will go to the local city/county/locality if that's how you're local leaders set it up. Learn and get involved. These projects always have periods set aside for local comment and input.
propchef 10/01/22 11:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

The U.S. produces 15% of the world’s GHGs, transportation accounts for 27% of those emissions, and 57% of transportation emissions come from passenger cars and light duty trucks. That means if every car was an EV with batteries charged from a non-carbon emitting source, GHGs would be reduced by 2.3%. Only 39% of U.S electricity, however, comes from non-carbon emitting sources. Therefore, realistically, if every car in the U.S. was an EV, carbon in the world’s atmosphere would be reduced by less than 1%. This is a quote from an engineer in a Fox News article. There are a lot of assumptions made here and a less-than-complete view. One example: We live in a very populous area of Northern CA, and zero % of our electricity comes from carbon-emitting sources. We have biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar, and wind. We also have a small amount of nuclear coming from Diablo Canyon. We have no shortages, brownouts, or blackouts. It would be great to see where those Fox numbers come from.
propchef 09/30/22 12:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thinking about investing in Crypto currency?

In my experience, it's not investing, it's gambling. If it's money you wouldn't mind losing on the casino floor, then have at it. Personally, I think it's seen it's day. It really has no value, and the number of folks who are willingly suckered in to buy yours at a higher price than you paid for it are dwindling. Of course, there are always new shills and suckers, and the pump and dump process continues, but unless you're feeling lucky, don't expect much. What gets me is on the bitcoin/crypto sites, they always show a gold coin with the bitcoin logo on it. Bitcoin has no relation to physical gold in anyway, yet they keep pushing the narrative that its "digital gold". No, its little pieces of NOTHING. Gold has been valuable for thousands of years and will be forever. Bitcoin will ultimately return to it's true value: zero. Remember, the first reported purchase made with bitcoin was two pizzas, valued at $25 for 10,000 bitcoin....making 1 bitcoin worth about 1/4 cent. It will return to that value before it disappears. The other thing is not to confuse bitcoin/crypto with blockchain technology. Blockchain technology will most likely survive and be at the heart of whatever digital currencies finally manifest themselves. But the cryptos as we know them now will go away. If you're not the gambling type, I'd find other places for your money. ~Rick In your experience? How long did you trade crypto? What issues did you see? Did you lose your investment? We haven't used the gold standard since the 1930's. Our paper money is worth what our gov't says it is. Crypto is gaining in popularity. Maybe you're thinking of NFTs?
propchef 09/30/22 06:05am Around the Campfire
RE: SPAM-alama-dingdong 2.0

Most/All the recipes i see here reference Fried Spam, which is actually the only way I like spam. As for all those that diss on spam, i'll bet they wolf down hot dogs & bologna, if they've ever been to a hot dog or bologna factory, they'd go screaming into the night. Any kind of inexpensive luncheon meats are mechanically separated products. Chicken nuggets also fall into this category. Mechanically separated chicken is made from fresh chicken shells, skinless necks, and backs from USDA inspected facilities. It has a fine homogenized paste like texture. SPAM is no different from any other sausage/forcemeat.
propchef 09/26/22 06:42am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

Here - CA has written it into law, as of 2035 it will be illegal to purchase a new gasoline car.. Other states: Among them, Washington, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Vermont are expected to adopt California's ban on new gasoline-fueled vehicles. Colorado and Pennsylvania are among the states that probably won't. This is MY issue... don't all out BAN... This is the USA, allow us to choose our ride.... There are plenty pieces of the pie for all of us to have what we want.. I MAY own a Tesla one day, my buddy has one and it is bad ass, BUT not for my tow vehicle. That's 15 years away. You can still buy anything you want and the law can still go through changes by future administrations. Just to be clear: the law says "emission-free" and doesn't specify electric. The rule, issued by the California Air Resources Board, will require that all new cars sold in the state by 2035 be free of greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide. The rule also sets interim targets, requiring that 35 percent of new passenger vehicles sold by 2026 produce zero emissions. That requirement climbs to 68 percent by 2030. Transportation is the nation’s top source of planet-warming greenhouse-gas emissions.
propchef 09/21/22 07:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: The Future of Pricing

Just one data point.... Using Cruise America rental fleet sales as a data point, RV prices are still up 60-70% from 2019. I bought a couple then, and I know what they are selling for now. On a slightly related note...Home prices shot up incredible amounts over the last 3 years, and now they are taking large steps down in price. I expect RV prices will reduce over the coming year or two. Not to the same levels they were, but lower than they are now. -Chris Large steps down? Not in San Jose (from your sig) where Redfin reports sales prices .8% UP over last year. What's been slowing is the pace of sales (number of units sold) and the rate of price increases. I've seen a settling of the market, but nothing approaching "large steps down." I happen to be an active real estate Broker in the Bay Area for over 20 years...I have multiple listings in contract at this very moment. Believe me when I tell you, Yes there is a significant reduction in home values going on at the moment (starting ~April/May when interest rates started shooting up). Here's some data I just put together... https://i.imgur.com/I2ZMMbDl.jpg I've got my own opinions about what will happen over the next months and year or two, but as this is a RV forum I'll keep it to myself. Feel free to PM me if you'd like. Happy Camping all! Chris Here you're comparing asking vs selling price, not year-over-year sales comparisons. Even with this example, we do NOT see "large steps down," we see selling below the asking price. The sky is not falling.
propchef 09/01/22 06:39am General RVing Issues
RE: The Future of Pricing

Just one data point.... Using Cruise America rental fleet sales as a data point, RV prices are still up 60-70% from 2019. I bought a couple then, and I know what they are selling for now. On a slightly related note...Home prices shot up incredible amounts over the last 3 years, and now they are taking large steps down in price. I expect RV prices will reduce over the coming year or two. Not to the same levels they were, but lower than they are now. -Chris Large steps down? Not in San Jose (from your sig) where Redfin reports sales prices .8% UP over last year. What's been slowing is the pace of sales (number of units sold) and the rate of price increases. I've seen a settling of the market, but nothing approaching "large steps down."
propchef 08/30/22 05:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: East Fork Campground near Rock Creek

Pbutler96 I guess I need to update my profile lol. Wife has been out of picture for a few years and Dusty ran away a few years ago . So your life's a Country and Western song?
propchef 08/27/22 07:21am Tent Camping
RE: Cost of EV Batteries

Jeff will never live the same life as most of us. I still give credit to making an effort through his company. Let me know when an oil company executive goes above and beyond what is required to reduce pollution. If you think that anyone is making electric vehicles to "reduce pollution" than you have been brainwashed. It is about increasing profit. Musk saw a chance to corner a market and make cash money. It isn't about being more Green or Earth friendly... it's only about making the almighty dollar. I promise you that batteries and EV aren't nearly as Green as you may want to believe... The only ones consistently crying about EVs not being "green" are those who oppose them. I don't see EV owners bragging about "saving the environment." There are many legitimate reasons to buy an EV without even discussing anything "green." Musk went WAAAYYYY out on a limb developing his cars. Prior to Musk electric cars were only slightly larger and safer than the common golf cart. No one (read: major manufacturers) was investing serious time or money to develop EVs. Musk knew that to be successful, an EV has to equally match the ICE it's replacing. Same comfort, safety, range, capacity, cup holders and sunroof and price levels. The Model S was an industry game changer, the Model 3 solidified his place in the market. It was only after Musk proved it could be done that the big boys got in with serious research. Everyone is now playing catch-up, although the Germans are close on his heels. Capitalism at it's finest. EVs are fast, fun to drive, cheap to operate and have very low levels of maintenance. The "green" argument (to me) always falls flat becuase the oil industry has more than 100 years of poor behavior practices to reflect on. I don't think we'll pollute the Gulf of Mexico with a lithum spill.
propchef 08/24/22 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cost of EV Batteries

That's okay, just read where Calif is requesting residents to limit electric use because of the heat and heavy power use. My how are they going to charge those EVs. I'm in CA and we've heard no such orders. PGE has special overnight rates specifically for EVs. It's not so hot then.
propchef 08/21/22 06:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel Trailer Purchase

Hi everyone, I'm trying to decide between two travel trailers and thought I'd reach out here since I have very little experience (my first purchase). The choice is between a 2021 Aspen Trail 26BH and for $26,800 and a 2021 Shadow Cruiser 240BHS for $29,000. They are both base models in good shape no work needed. I kind of like the Aspen but NADA says the low Retail is 19,900 vs the Shadow at $28,000 which makes the shadow a better value. They both are very similar, it seems strange that one books for so much more, is the Shadow that much better? Forget NADA, prices are all over the map presently. There are a TON of used units on the market, and pricing right now is a black art. Between these two, I would go with the Azdel tt.
propchef 08/13/22 07:18am Travel Trailers
RE: MotorTrend F150 Lightning Tow Test

lol what a trainwreck Why hasn't this poor thread been closed?
propchef 08/06/22 11:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: MotorTrend F150 Lightning Tow Test

We're back to full time spam by a limited group of members...I don't think it's EV dreamers who start these threads. The ones I've participated in recently have been started by NeverEVers who just seem to want to flaunt their ignorance. That brings out folks like the Turtle who can't even remember what point they are trying to make. Little of this has anything to do with RVing. From what I can tell, there are a number of folks here who actually believe climate change is a hoax and we could be burning fossil fuels forever more. When people are so invested in that level of ignorance you can't expect to have a rational discussion. Everyone here would be happier if EVs became off limits, along with politics and religion. Unfortunately, there are a few (like the one you mentioned. he really should start every post with "in my opinion...") who can't help but make this a political discussion. They know nothing else. Everything to them has a political agenda. Everything. It gets tiresome. Beliefs do not equal facts. Time to close this one. No one has mentioned the F150 for some time.
propchef 08/04/22 02:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EV's need gas too - Tow with a Tesla?

Europe is now going back to coal, because the have to. Electricity is going to sky rocket beacuse green energy must be backed up with conventional power plants... So on order to have a reliable energy system, we will need to have two systems... The cost of this will be paid for by someone...Look in the mirror to see who will pay. Germany and several other countries are temporarily using coal to conserve natural gas, something that was usually coming from Russia and is now in very short supply. This is very easily confirmed. It has nothing to do with more EVs on the road. lol
propchef 07/31/22 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

59% choose camping in a tent??? I find that to be astonishing; it would be very helpful if you would post links to your reference material. Maybe it's just me, but I tend to disregard references to data/surveys/studies/etc. that don't include a link; makes me think they are hiding something they don't want the rest of us to see (or it's just plain made up facts to begin with). For instance, do they include a pop-up as a tent? What about Hybrids? etc. etc. etc. Here's a link to KOA's survey that shows almost exactly that for 2022, that 56% tent camp as opposed to 22% who use an RV of some type. It's been that way for years. http://koa.uberflip.com/i/1465395-2022-koa-na-camping-report/43?
propchef 07/25/22 07:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Smaller Couples Trailer with a Slide Out + Queen Bed

The wheelbase is nearly irrelevant. The overhang and suspension type has much more effect on stable towing. 4500 is a bit light for something like you describe. The Cougar has what you want but is much, much heavier. You'll likely be looking at units without slides, and that's a good thing, but it also means a climb-over bed.
propchef 07/25/22 07:50am Travel Trailers
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