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Wildcat
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02/09/2020 12:38 pm  

I think I mentioned the Omnia before the new forum.

https://amazon.com/Omnia-Oven-stove-solution-wonder/dp/B000YLJQ5U/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Omnia+oven&qid=1599045559&sr=8-1

People cook many things in it, I'm impressed.  There are accessories like a little rack, silicone inserts for easy clean-up, muffin insert, all somewhat spendy.  

I bought one, and unfortunately haven't cooked anything but a small cake.  It takes up space which I don't have in the trailer, and it seems like a hassle to cook for just me, and the dog child doesn't get much people food. 

There's an Omnia Facebook group which one can learn a lot from, including recipes.

Maybe I will experiment more while I'm at home.  I think it works best on a propane stove,  however, and a heat diffuser is needed on my galley stove.  It does brown the food a lot better than some things I've tried.

 


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03/09/2020 1:24 am  

Thanks for the info...When camping we look towards simplicity. The LG gets us there. We precook foods and have other foods that require very little prep and cooking. We stay out 5 to 6 days at a time. Sometimes a three week trip or more. The big challenge is the veggies/fruit. We need a separate ice chest for that.The Norcold cannot handle the volume and the opening/shut sequences without drawing the batteries down. The additional ice chest is ok because we load it with wine and beer along with the green stuff.🤪

Fun post indeed. At some point we’ll probably go oven. Right now we work with the cast iron Dutch Ovens. Their draw back has to do with the stuff you need to bring along to make this event occur. However they are very fun and produce awesome meals..

 

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Wildcat
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04/09/2020 10:27 pm  

@tomd, I am a less is more person also, which is probably why I don't take the Omnia along, don't have room for it. But it does work.

Too often here, fires are not allowed, so I take a stovetop dutch oven.  The problem is with getting stuff to brown on top.  Maybe the color doesn't matter.  I can cook the foil packs in it, which are very good. And i have some foil type inserts that save a mess.  I have a rack in it to keep stuff from burning the bottom.  I don't know if it would help to heat the lid for browning.  I use a 9 inch frypan, and a lightweight small pot for heating water or soup.  I could use the dutch oven lid for fry pan, but then I suppose the lid would drip greasy stuff onto other food.

The only time I went five days was for the 2017 eclipse; the campground insisted people stay that long.  It was hot, couldn't take a dog, so I had room for extra cooler and Rainier stove, but usually don't.  Mostly, I can get enough stuff in the 50 quart cooler for three or four days.  I was able to take fresh fruits and steak and lots of ice in the extra cooler.  Since I always take the dog now, don't know what I would do.  If I wanted to live with an Action Packer at the front of trailer and remove the aluminum tool box, I could fit the 70 quart cooler.

There are a couple Mountain House meals I like.  I found some packaged hash browns that are very good, but it makes way too much for one person.  I wish I would prepare ahead, but don't.  Last trip, I took peanut butter and jelly for the first time.  


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17/09/2020 9:00 pm  

Keep us posted @Wildcat. I have seen that before and always wondered how it worked. 


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Wildcat
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18/09/2020 7:37 am  

Probably won't be using Omnia much for a while.  I remember seeing a state campground that won't even allow a propane stove.  As in, no cooking, no flame of any kind.  Oregon is a mess with fires.  It sounds like any direction one goes, it will be black.  The forests are not managed anymore, so it's burning big time, plus a number of arsonists have been arrested.  Whole towns have been wiped out.  Now, we've got thunder and lightning.   Back to the Omnia, it now has a collapsible muffin insert that might be useful.  All of it is expensive, but I'm impressed with what people are doing with them.


 


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