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moneypitfeeder
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2021 17:30
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Wanted to see if anyone had good suggestions for useful off-grid cooking gadgets. I have a food mill I love, and recently added a hand-pulled food processor that works great (photo is fresh pesto in the processor). I bought it from Ebay, there is no way I'd pay Tupperware's $ for it. We use a vacuum coffee pot on the stove (and have backup non-electric drip & french press, 'cause no coffee is a no-go ) What useful things have you found that are great non-electric kitchen stuff?
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gcrank1
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2021 17:56
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I dont feel complete without a med size German pattern chef's knife handy. That and a paring knife and Im good to go for most food prep.

paulz
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2021 18:50 - Edited by: paulz
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I have a can opener, off a boat I think, that mounts to the wall and has a good sized hand crank. Wish I had a photo. My one handed wife uses one of these, it works good too.
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darz5150
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2021 20:29 - Edited by: darz5150
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Not new gadgets. But they had the "Wow" factor
last century. Lol
Gadgets
Gadgets
Mandolin slicer
Mandolin slicer
Kettle, butter press, percolator
Kettle, butter press, percolator


moneypitfeeder
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 17:36
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I love seeing all of these! I don't have a German pattern knife, but I do have some decent knives up there, a must. We had a wall-mounted opener, but it was really dull and hard to work so we have a similar handheld version now. The gadgets...well, I have some but not all up there, we have a mandoline at home but I haven't gotten one for up there yet. We have a kettle, but yours (darz5150) is much nicer Do you make butter while you are at the cabin?

Irrigation Guy
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 18:52
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I have a bunch of stuff I inherited from my grandparents, such as antique coffee grinders, cast iron cookware, and apple peelers that I can’t wait to bring to my cabin when it is done. They don’t exactly fit into my wife’s vision of our full time home but give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

darz5150
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 23:18
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Quoting: moneypitfeeder
Do you make butter while you are at the cabin?

We live at our cabin. But.
Yes. We also make our own cheese. Not on a regular basis. A bit labor intensive. But at least we keep the skill set alive, and pass it on down to the kids and grandkids.
Quoting: Irrigation Guy
give me a warm and fuzzy feeling

Sounds like you've got a good start on the cabin decor.👍
If I were you. I would actually use them. Especially the coffee grinder.
Here's another pic of what might have been the forerunner of StarBucks. It's a coffee "Boiler." I believe it holds a couple gallons.
Coffee Boiler
Coffee Boiler


Irrigation Guy
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# Posted: 12 Jan 2021 07:12
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Quoting: darz5150

Sounds like you've got a good start on the cabin decor.👍
If I were you. I would actually use them. Especially the coffee grinder.
Here's another pic of what might have been the forerunner of StarBucks. It's a coffee "Boiler." I believe it holds a couple gallons.


Oh I plan to. I used to use the grinder but it is a table top unit and didn’t “fit in” at home.

skootamattaschmidty
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# Posted: 12 Jan 2021 08:56
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We have several old kitchen items, most of which belonged to my grand mother. We too have a wall mount can opener that works better than any new one I have bought. We also have an old hand crank egg beater that works like a charm. One of the newer items that is definitely for lazy times is called a MyJoe coffee maker. At home we have a Keurig coffee maker. The MyJoe allows you to put a K-cup in the bottom of the MyJoe, then heat water up on the stove and pour in the top. Then push down on the top which is like a rubber plunger and the coffee flows through directly in the cup. We find we always get a great cup of coffee with the k-cups and we use this when we dont feel like waiting for the percolator or if just 1 of us wants a coffee. Very convenient.

darz5150
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# Posted: 15 Jan 2021 15:59
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Here's a newer gadget. It's a lightning bug piezo lighter. It's for cutting torches or propane torches.
But it works great for lighting propane stoves, camp stoves or grills. You can get them for around $10 bucks and up.
Lightning bug
Lightning bug
Piezo sparker
Piezo sparker


darz5150
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# Posted: 15 Jan 2021 17:58 - Edited by: darz5150
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These are refillable, reusable plastic squeeze bottles/containers. Might be very handy for those who those that have to bring things to their cabins, that might not want to pack in full size jars/containers for condiments etc.
They work great for everything from ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressing, peanut butter etc.
I use them for apple sauce, salsa, french onion dip and salad dressing, yadda yadda. They are great for squeezing exact amounts of salsa or dip right on your chips.
Very affordable and easy to refill and clean.
Squeeze salsa
Squeeze salsa
Empty bottles
Empty bottles
Variety size pack
Variety size pack


Aklogcabin
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2021 11:53
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We bought a MSR water purifier. Now we no longer have to carry water. We're remote so now we can stay out as long as we want. We collect rain water from the roof but also get our water from the pond or stream coming from it. I have a sand point well started for water but ran out of of oomph.
We collect in 2 , 5 gal jugs then my beautiful wife gets comfy on the sofa n pumps away. 5 gal takes approx 20 minutes.
Our water is stained slightly yellow from the tannins . It doesn't remove the stain but there's no taste to it .
Not having to deal with fresh water concerns was a game changer for us . We're 8 miles across the tundra away from the road so need to fly in in the summer, snogo in winter.

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