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Old 09-23-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Thanksgiving Camping.

We will be camping Thanksgiving weekend. Does anyone else camp then? And do you prepare the food at the house first, then rewarm it out there? I am new to this.


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Old 09-23-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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We always have a major family gathering at Thanksgiving, so have never camped that weekend. Where you prepare it kinda depends on how much food you need, and how many folks will be there, I should think.

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Old 09-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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It all depends on whether you want to have the traditional meal (turkey and all the trimmings) or do something none traditional (steaks, shishkabobs, etc)
I have cooked a turkey on our full size BBQ at home and it was to die for, just cover it like you would in the oven and keep adding water (uses a lot of water) you can then handle all the other parts, potatoes,etc in the trailer and on a Coleman stove.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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Kathie we love to camp over Thanksgiving but the won't be this yr and last yr we didn't get our TT back until the day before so it was out to camp then also. Will you have hookups?

I do a little of both when preparing the meal. I bake the pies at home. Since pumpkin pies takes around an hour to bake I would rather bake it at home and take with me. We usually cook less than a 14 lb bird and we use a rocket roaster when we don't have hookups (bird is unstuffed), and if we have hookups I had planned on using an electric roasting pan to cook the bird this past yr (bird being stuffed). Potatoes cooked and mashed in TT along with a green vegetable. Gravy I would cook on the stove. Bread warmed in the oven. All in all we had great times and it was fun to make the meal while camping. But this yr DH is scheduled to be on call and we can't be far from home.

Here is a picture of the rocket roaster (it is like a vertical dutch oven)


People have also cooked a turkey with the garbage can method. But I would think the state parks would frown on this method.


Enjoy the planning and enjoy the holiday. Just think you can graze on the leftovers the next day and won't have to cook. :lizard:

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Old 09-23-2012, 02:08 PM   #5
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Last year we camped at Chippokes SP on the James River for Thanksgiving weekend and toured the Jamestown/Yorktown/Williamsburg area. We ended up eating our T-day dinner at Jamestown Settlement instead of back at camp as they had a buffet there which was really good. The kids had a blast on that trip. Not sure about this year yet.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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We are camping on T day but I can't say where until my reservations are confirmed. We never have done this so food is up in the air.

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We will be camping for the first time this Canadian Thanksgiving. Friends of ours are cooking the turkey in a electric roaster and the rest on the stove.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:17 AM   #8
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We usually camp on Thanksgiving. We prepare most of the food earlier and just reheat it. Between 2 TT we have enough burners and microwaves. For the turkey and sweet potatoes, my father in law brings a big deep fryer and fries the turkey and sweet potatoes. Its so good.
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We are camping at a campground close to Zion National Park. They are providing the Birds and Mashed Potatoes. They ask everyone to bring sides.

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Sounds like there will be a lot of these.... there!!!

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