Coming to a camp near you soon.....maybe

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Jerry Daschofsky, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    I just received my new Camp Chef Pizza Oven last week to do demos on at the big Cabelas Great Outdoors Days for their select members. I haven't cooked a pizza in it yet, but basically did mini breakfast pizza's on small tortilla shells with eggs, potatoes, and peppers with cheese melted over it. This unit worked pretty damned nice (and has a pizza stone built in). Gonna work on it more, but may be a new favorite to bring to camps with me. :)

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  2. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    easier than hooking up our Kamado Joes to the hitch!! Do you have your peel yet, Jerry? When's the Great Outdoors day? May hafta make this trip!
  3. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    My peel?

    This event was for the big spenders. And I mean BIG. They do have the open to public one in early fall.
  4. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    Jerry -

    So this will fit on an Outdoorsman 2 burner?

    After looking at a YouTube video, I don't see why you couldn't also bake biscuits right on the stone. I just rode out of a wilderness area where I was baking biscuits for biscuits and my red eye gravy in a Dutch oven over coals. It's not hard that way but even with a 14" Dutchie, you can only make about 8 biscuits at a time. With a group of 12 - 15 that's a pain.

    Keep me posted on your tests ok?

    Trapper
  5. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    Jerry -

    I've never figured out why Camp Chef doesn't offer legs that are longer and are built with metal tighteners that allow you to adjust the leg length to level the stove.

    The stoves all still have the tapped hole which used to have a bracket for the legs and wind screen, but they don't supply that bracket with the stoves and I can't find one any where.

    Packing all this gear on a mule is not something most people will do with Camp Chef products, but I sure wish I could find that bracket and adjustable legs to level the stove on the uneven ground I'm cooking on all the time like this:

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    Trapper
  6. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    With all the gear you have , you must need a Kenworth with a 40" trailer to go camping
  7. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    Yup it'll fit, but your stove may be a tad too hot. I'm assuming you have the Hi/Lo unit. Unless you can gear that high output unit down. The oven can only be used at medium on the low output due to the pizza stone cracks at too high of heat I do believe. I was told NOT to run it over medium on the standard output (low output/30k btu) stoves.

    I'll try doing biscuits. Once you let the oven warm up, it runs really well. So will try and let you know.

    I know exactly what you mean. I've become pretty good at adjusting the legs partially in to adjust to the ground. I think it's cost that stops them from adding the screw leg adjustment. I have some tables that have the adjustment you're talking about and I love them. I've used wedges to adjust my stoves. LOL. You can find the shelf you're talking about at Camp Chef's website and I do believe on Amazon (which would be cheaper).

    LOL, Noooooooooooooooooo. It LITERALLY would take a big cargo box trailer to load all the gear I have. If I brought it all at once. I always plan my camps, and only take the gear I will need to cook the meals I plan on making. So though I have a lot of gear (you have no idea how much) I never take more then a small fraction of it. In fact, the new 3X Explorer has become my stove of choice. Which almost deletes my needs to bring 2 stoves constantly.
  8. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    Wow, I just went to their website. I didn't see the shelves. Hmmmmmmm. I may keep a close guard on mine until I find out what's the deal. They do sell a 24" extension leg to raise up the stoves. But hmmmmmmm, interesting on the shelf.
  9. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    My Outdoorsman is 2 60K output burners. I have a couple of flame spreader plates and I can turn the burner down to a simmer if I'm in a wall tent and the wind is not a factor.

    I often end up digging the dirt under the high side instead of trying to shim up the low sides because I end up with a 14" Dutchie full of hot food and if someone bumps the stove, the food and Dutchie could end up on the ground or on me.

    I went to the Camp Chef website and sent them a message asking for the leg/windscreen shelf bracket kit. I also pointed out that their website says the leg extensions will add 24" to the current height of the stove. Since the current height is 29" I pointed out that they probably had the numbers wrong as few people would cook on a stove that was 53" high . . .

    Trapper
  10. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    I got a reply from Camp Chef:

    Dear Trapper,

    Your question regarding product Outdoorsman High Pressure Double Burner Stove has been answered

    Your question:
    Your site says the 24" leg extensions will add 24" to the height of the stove. Since the 2 burner is already 29", do you don't really mean the accessory leg extensions will bring the stove to 53"! So what will the real height be? I pack my 2-burner Outdoorsman on mules to cook in the back country. I would like to see these accessories: -- Legs that can truly make leveling the stove on very uneven surfaces so that I don't have to shim the legs on rocks or pieces of wood which could make for a potential hazard if someone bumps the stove with hot food on it. -- The leg shelf kit that allows me to secure the legs and windscreen to the stove. This used to be included with your stoves and now I cannot find it anywhere. You have the tapped screw hole for it, but not the bracket or screw. -- An optional accessory of metal instead of plastic on the controls and the leg tighteners. The plastic ones don't last a mile on a pack trip trail. Thanks, Trapper


    Their answer is:
    The 24" leg extensions are the exact same as the ones that came with your stove. They are replacement legs or leg extensions to the actual stove. You cannot add another set to the legs that are already on your stove.

    We are in the process of creating a leg leveler, so stay tuned for that.

    As for the leg tie down, (what you are referring to as the leg shelf kit), that is an accessory that you can purchase separately. Part number 330033.

    As for the metal knobs, they would get to hot, that is why we go with a hard plastic. We do have metal thumb screws for the legs, part number 0767.

    I will pass all this information along to our product development department. Thanks for the suggestions. We are always looking to improve our products.

  11. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    The number for the leg kit was wrong, but if you call 1-800-650-2433 and tell them what you want they'll get it ordered for you. Neither the shelf kit/leg tie down kit nor metal thumb screws are listed on their website, so you can't order them that way.

    I told the sender I'd replaced their plastic control knobs with metal ones years ago and they don't get hot at all.

    Trapper
  12. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    Well, I'm a prostaffer for Camp Chef, so I'll just go directly to the source. LOL. I'll contact my rep there and see what he has to say.

    Had an idea though, could buy the "extenstions" and just simply cut them down. Then have the screw adjustment bottom welded on.
  13. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    Jerry - I'm not getting a picture in my head of what you're suggesting. Trapper
  14. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    Ok, those extensions are full length. If you only want a 10" extension, take a hacksaw and take 14" off. Then have a buddy who welds weld in a piece on the bottom with a threaded insert that you can put a bolt with flat bottom on. That way you have a 10" extension and leveler all in one. :)

    With your idea, I may expand upon it. :)
  15. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    I was thinking of just buying 4 pieces of pipe 12" long that would slide over the bottom of the legs. Then, I'd drill and tap a hole near the top of the extension for a thumb set screw. That way I'd have the extension, plus the leveler, and the extension would slide up the leg for packing.

    Trapper
  16. psycho Active Member

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    I just dig holes in the ground to level my camp stove, but then I have a simple mind according to she who must be obeyed.:D
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  17. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    I did holes too, but then a stove that is already too low for me gets even lower. I'm 6'3" with a bad back. The stove is built for a 5'2" woman . . .

    Trapper
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  18. psycho Active Member

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    I am 5' 8" so there is a difference, plus a 28" inseam helps even more.:D They don't call me the garden gnome for no reason.:D:D
  19. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    I'm not that tall, but have about a 33" inseam being 5'11. Stove I have to bend a bit for. In fact, looking at extensions for my chuckbox too. Just a tad low for a prep surface. Going to do similar what you were talking about with stove legs. Piece of tubing just bigger then legs and adjust as needed.
  20. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Being 6' 6" makes all horizontal surfaces low. I have come up with a perfect solution. My 5' 5" wife.:)
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