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Old 12-31-2013, 09:41 PM   #11
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Good coffee! And a church key for all the beer Devil Dog says to make sure you have
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:58 PM   #12
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Donna , for those that are wondering what a church key ( don't leave home with out it ) is .
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A churchkey initially referred to a simple hand-operated device for prying the cap (called a "crown cork") off a glass bottle; this kind of closure was invented in 1898, although there is no evidence that the opener was called a "church key" at that time.[1] The shape and design of some of these openers did resemble a large simple key.[2]
In 1935, beer cans with flat tops were marketed, and a device to puncture the lids was needed. The same term, "church key", came to be used for this new invention: made from a single piece of pressed metal, with a pointed end used for piercing cans — devised by D.F. Sampson[3][4] for the American Can Company, who depicted operating instructions on the cans themselves,[5] and typically gave away free "quick and easy" openers with their beer cans.[6]
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Hi: DavidF... Happy New Year!!! Don't forget the slo-cooker and the baked beans. Everyone asks "Why my beans taste so good"? It's the beer and bacon!!! Alf
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Great responses...

Will edit these into a list... (except for the baked beans.. ?)

My input based on a few years of tent camping in Africa

Dutch oven (Potjie in South African parlance). Great for roasts/stews/casseroles (aka potjiekos SAfrican)/making breads/apple crumbles in a fire. have several sizes and shapes....

small spade/shovel

mosquito nets never go amiss for sleeping...

solar shower bags

small weber oblong charcoal barbeque... great for cooking or for a small camp fire... (scares the predators away, or so they say, must work though, only ever had a hyena stealing shoes)


A fantastic new year to you all...

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What you gonna hang that mosquito net from?
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Air-conditioning?

Not sure in the escape..... But in the tent it was always useful...
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Last fall we were up at Kane Lakes. I was leaning against the front window, which was open, but screened.
I was alerted to an electrical problem by an incessant buzzing. I shifted around, trying to find the short, and determined that there must have been thousands of angry mosquitoes on the other side of the screen.
So, as long as you keep the screens closed, and don't go in or out of the trailer, you'll be fine.
And, the blood and body parts of a mosquito wipes off the wall covering just fine.
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Dutch oven (Potjie in South African parlance). Great for roasts/stews/casseroles (aka potjiekos SAfrican)/making breads/apple crumbles in a fire. have several sizes and shapes....
Although I know some South Africans, I had not heard of potjiekos or the potjie it is made in... so that's the new thing I learned today. Thanks David

I'm not a cast-iron cooking aficionado, but the potjie version with legs so it can stand directly in the fire - shown in many Google image search results - looks like a great idea for camping.
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