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  • How Easy Is It to Cook Inside a "Standy" Tiny Trailer?

    Most of us with tiny trailers cook outside--because we have to or because it's just more convenient, depending on the side of the trailer. I like cooking outside when camping, but sometimes the weather just doesn't cooperate! With my standy tiny trailer, I'm fortunate to have a bit of space for cooking--with limitations. I explore cooking possibilities in this Green Goddess Glamping article--what works, what works best, and even a few simple recipes.
    The 5x10 foot RTTC Polar Bear. To the right of the door a shelf and cabinets are constructed. To the left is the bed area and a small tab...

  • #2
    Get a retro combination toaster oven , grill and coffee maker . Tiny and you can do a lot with it .

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    • Tom Kepler
      Tom Kepler commented
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      I've heard about these and even seen a photo of one once--multi-purpose and compact. My standy trailer is small for a grill, I think, but combining oven and water heater would be goo.

  • #3
    GREAT ideas

    i might add an alcohol burner for times when shore power isn't handy

    sw

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  • #4
    At home, I often cook with an Instant Pot pressure cooker. Kind of useless without electricity but on an electric site they can easily make any meal and in less time. More time to enjoy that beer while admiring the great outdoors.

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    • Tom Kepler
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      Useless without electricity is right! However, here in Iowa, almost all camping is at campgrounds with service. There are a few but not many boondocking opportunities.

  • #5
    Tom, My latest find is a mini rice cooker. Needs electricity but I'm making chicken and rice, pasta dishes, chili, all in the space a jar of mayo takes up. Surprising little thing, with lots of recipes out there out there on the web. ..an idea that might work for you.

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    • Tom Kepler
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      It sounds like the rice cooker has a lot of the qualities of a crock pot and Instant Pot. Thanks for sharing. I didn't know they did more than cook rice!

  • #6
    I have both a teardrop and a Casita. My preference is cooking outside. Inside can be done and I've done it, but what I find is hauling things out of the Casita to cook with and then putting them back inside afterwards is a major pain. My solution has been to keep a set of pots and pans and cookware inside the Casita and then just put the tubs I camp with in my tear in the back of the truck. since I have plenty of room in the back of the truck this seems to be working out the best. Since I mainly cook big meals in a dutch oven, this facilitates having everything readily accessible in the back of the truck in designated tubs for each purpose. A tub for dutch ovens, a tub for pots and pans, a small tub for dishes and silverware. Of course having a cap over the truck bed helps out as well. To be blunt the only major draw of a standy over a teardrop is the bathroom and shower. I sort of like having my own bathroom instead of using campground facilities. It's not always convenient to put up the shower tent with the teardrop to house the shower and portipotty.

    Art

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    • Tom Kepler
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      And with the coronavirus, having a safe toilet and shower will be even more important when we can camp again. I do have some duplicates when we camp with the standy--silverware inside and out. Our standy is much more basic than the Casitas, I believe.
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