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camping with small BGE

CampCookCampCook Posts: 157
edited 6:33AM in EggHead Forum
There have been several posts about which BGE is best for camping. This past year we spent over six months on the road using a small and a camp table I designed and built.
It can be seen at the link.[p]This setup worked very well for us. However, ever the tinkerer, I am always looking for ways to improve. Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated



  • CampCook,
    Neat! I've added a link to your page on my links page. The garbage can idea was brilliant!

    The Naked Whiz
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    Howdy Dave!
    Wow, I really loved reading that. Looks like a great setup, and like you had a blast doing it. [p]So, Michigan and Kentucky....where else did you go?
    Nice job on the story!
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  • CampCook,[p]I like the trash can idea for protecting the small on the hitch hauler. I have always put my egg in my wooden eggtransporter inside my Tahoe for protection from the elements as well to keep the egg from growing legs and walking off.[p]I'd like a table like what you have, but I'm not that handy with metal.[p]Nothing beats 5 hour ribs in the afternoon while camping in the 5'er eh?[p]You'll need to hitch that thing up and bring it and your small out to the Texas Eggfest in Austin on Lake Travis, May 20-22 next year. They have nice hookups right on the water and it's a well run place. I keep my 5'er there year round.[p]Visit to sign up for more info.[p]Cheers,[p]GrillMeister
    Austin, TX

    [ul][li]Camper Resort on Lake Travis next to the Texas Eggfest[/ul]
  • CampCookCampCook Posts: 157
    The Naked Whiz,
    Thank you. Actually the garbage can idea came from this forum. Another Dave as I recall.

  • CampCookCampCook Posts: 157
    Nature Boy,
    We also went to New Mexico, Indiana and Wisconsin and of course through the states between there and Arizona. Actually, there is a complete travelog at the following link. Warning. There are a lot of pictures. The site is definitely wide band friendly

  • CampCookCampCook Posts: 157
    I'm going to modify the trashcan before the next big trip.. Not sure just how yet but I would like to carry the inside parts seperate from the body of the BGE. I may keep them together and use slices of foam sealed in food saver bags to cushion the pieces incase of rough road.[p]As for the table, I think the same idea could be realized in wood if it were designed with a good attention paid to weight saving.[p]Now, I have to convince my bride to swing south through Texas next spring. Hope you guys have beer down theere.

  • DTMDTM Posts: 127
    Wow. That is impressive. Any sketch on the metal table? Give us a shout if you make it to western Montana.

  • CampCook,[p]We'd love to have ya swing by.[p]Hmmm.... Beer in Austin, TX. I'll have to check around.. LOL

  • CampCookCampCook Posts: 157
    I have some ideas in a sketch book and a couple dozen photos from construction. None of it makes much sense without some notes and dimensions. I will see about putting up another page showing how it was built. Might take awhile though.

    I love western Montana. We went that route a few years back. My kids were in Law school at the Uof Idaho so we got up that way. Very spectacular. You are lucky to live in such a place

  • DTMDTM Posts: 127
    Hey Dave,
    My son graduated from U of I last year and my daughter is a freshman at WSU. We are about 3-4 hours NW, near Thompson Falls, MT. Like the table and the camping lifestyle is very similar.

  • CampCook,[p]Very nice!!![p]Dave

  • CampCookCampCook Posts: 157
    Old Dave,
    Thanks Dave. BTW, were you the one who suggested the garbage can idea? I seem to recall that.

  • CampCook,[p]I do carry my cookers in garbage cans for both vacations and competitive cooking and I might be the fellow that told you but I am not sure. I also use a cargo carrier just like the one you have pictured for contest cooking on the back of my SUV for the garbage cans. [p]Dave

  • CampCook,
    I am jealous.[p]That seems like quite the summer vacation. I hope to be able to do the same thing some day. I only have about 25 - 30 more years until retirement![p]Brews

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