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- August 9, 2016 at 2:21 pm #37442
AnonymousAugust 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm #37446August 9, 2016 at 2:49 pm #37449
Wore the dog out! Too much beer?!
BuzzyAugust 9, 2016 at 3:01 pm #37452
AnonymousAugust 9, 2016 at 3:34 pm #37458
One can not live on beer alone. I see bacon on the flat iron grill as a topping on the artisan pizza! I need to go camping more often!
BuzzyAugust 9, 2016 at 4:56 pm #37461
How about the main course. Chicken, veggies, rice and an amusing Malbec wine! Camping is all about the good food and great company!
1 user thanked author for this post.August 9, 2016 at 5:33 pm #37465
WOW, Buzzy even gets his own place setting, probably don’t need the knife and fork, he will just scarf it down in about 2 bites. What a dog.
Our dog, Gunner, has to eat out of his “dog dish”, but he does get a little splash of milk on it sometimes. Spoiled mutts.
Stan and Carol
2014 Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi
2014 Legacy Elite II Standard Hull 63
1 user thanked author for this post.August 9, 2016 at 6:24 pm #37471
The dog loves the Malbec! 🙂
BuzzyAugust 9, 2016 at 8:45 pm #37477
You guys are doing it right!!!! Your Camp Chef Pro 60 is a beautiful piece of equipment!
LE2 TundraAugust 10, 2016 at 7:34 am #37481
details on that Pro-60 please. I am in the market for a new grill. Wanted to go more portable than that but it looks terrific. I might have to compromise.
Mid that a Pizza Oven?
If so temps in the oven?
Grayson and Ann Cook
Northwest CT and Mid Coast Maine
2016 Oliver Elite II, Twin Bed FP
Toyota Tundra, Extra Cab, Long bed, 5.7 V8
Yippee-i-o-ki-yahAugust 10, 2016 at 8:43 am #37482
I am currently off camping in VT. I will be back home on Friday and will write a more detailed review of my Camp Chief. In many ways it is like Ollie. A well designed and built piece of equipment I love.
BuzzyAugust 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm #37489
AnonymousAugust 10, 2016 at 10:23 pm #37507
Buzzy, which model stove did you buy? What accessories?
2016 Elite II Twin Bed Hull #126
2016 VW Touareg TDI
States I've visited with my OllieAugust 12, 2016 at 6:18 am #37528
Grayson and Don,
I use the Camp Chef Pro 60. (Make note of the size and weight.) Although I have plenty of space in the bed of my F150, for some owners the size could be an issue. The weight is approximately 47 pounds. I have no problem managing the stove, but some owners might find it too heavy.
You will need a hose to connect to your Propane Quick Connect.
I really enjoy using the flat iron grill. I can cook all three meals on this option. You can buy either a one burner or two burner size or both.
I especially like the single burner pizza oven. You can cook a wide variety of items in the oven.
These are the main items. You can buy bags, and lots of other Camp Chef gear to help cook up a pile of bacon!
As far as Pros and Cons go, the following are my observations.
1. You need to understand the space needed to haul this gear. It works for me, but may not work for others.
2. Be aware of the weight. This is extremely well made gear and the weight reflexes the materials used.
3. Setup and take down will require a commitment. (I will add, the setup is very easy for me.)
4. If you prefer to eat in restaurants while camping and only seek to cook occasionally, this might not be the option you seek.
5. This gear is very powerful and you need to read the instructions very carefully.
1. Like an Ollie, all the gear appears to be well made and can be maintained.
2. If you like to cook all your meals while camping, this might be an excellent option.
3. The modular design makes it easy to switch components based upon your menu.
4. Camp Chef makes a wide variety of supportive options which can make your work as a chef very easy.
5. When I add in the two burners inside Ollie, I have access to four burners total and that is all I need.
6. The burners are very powerful and heat up very fast. Much faster than the burners inside Ollie.
A few additional comments. Just as many owners research their travel trailer needs prior to buying an Ollie, you might consider doing the same with your outdoor cooking needs. Like an Ollie, Camp Chef is not the least expensive option. Like an Ollie, the quality in the design and manufacture is stunning! Cooking outside is a BIG part of why I camp and this gear brings a smile to my face every time I cook a meal!
Hope this helps. Jump in with any questions.
1 user thanked author for this post.August 12, 2016 at 1:33 pm #37551
Thanks, Buzzy–lots of good information. I like to cook and I’m used to more BTU’s than the burners in the Ollie provide. I think the space requirements and weight of your setup wouldn’t be practical for me with the Toureg and the Ollie. I’m pretty well loaded with 2 21 litre water cans, two Bike Friday folding bikes, bike gear, a Grizzly cooler, Weber gas grill, etc. I’m thinking about buying a cargo carrier for the back of the Ollie attaching to the bike hitch. I think the 150 lb. limitation may be an issue.
I’m in Grand Teton National Park for a few more days and then home for my daughter’s wedding and a trip to Santa Barbera for my nephew’s wedding. I’ve been all over with my Ollie this year: Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, National Parks in Utah and Colorado and this final trip of the summer to the Sandhills of Nebraska and Grand Teton. I’ll do some research this fall on stoves, storage, etc. Thinking about taking off in January for Big Bend National Park!
2016 Elite II Twin Bed Hull #126
2016 VW Touareg TDI
States I've visited with my Ollie
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