Now I’m Cookin’!

22 Jul

camping prep 025Some women love jewelry.  Some can’t live without chocolates or perfume.  There are those who live for furs. And don’t forget the flowers. My Deerslayer   knows what tickles my fancy, blows my skirt up, sends me swooning.

For our camping trip to Wyoming this year, he presented me with a Camp Chef propane cookstove, a full-sized griddle, and carrying cases for both.  I’m starting to get light-headed just sharing.  Truly my hubby is the most romantic man on the planet.  Of course, in the same way that some men benefit from the gifts they give their wives, like lingerie, my Deerslayer realized that he would also benefit from the gifts he bestowed upon me.  The pancakes, tortillas, toasted hamburger buns, and don’t forget the bacon!  With my new gifts, there was enough love to go around.

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I’d been coveting the propane cookstove that I’d seen during last year’s trip.  While I knew that the coveted cookstove would again be present, I knew that the group would benefit from an additional source of heat.  (And I really wanted one of my own for the hunting camp.)  I also  realized, then, the need for a full-sized griddle as we struggled to make pancakes using a couple of cast iron skillets and a small stove-top cast iron griddle.  Our feeble substitutions simply were not up to the task.  The new full-sized griddle (ordered from Camp Chef) exceeded my expectations!  Pancakes and tortillas, up to ten at a time kept pace with our hungry clan. The entire surface could be covered with bacon, precooked and just needing a quick crisp-up!  Hurray!
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I couldn’t wait to show off my new stuff, flaunt my wares, if you will.  It was truly a red carpet event that called for something kinda special!  There were those who thought the shoes were a bit over the top.  To them I say, well, I won’t actually share what I said.  It’s how we roll at the Deerslayer Clan camp. (Actually, the shoes filled with sand and spiked me firmly into the ground but I looked amazing and the milestone was given the pomp and circumstance that it deserved.)

The first night that I was scheduled to prepare a dinner for 40, a huge wind storm erupted, which kept blowing out the flames on my cookstove.  My deerslayer and several other chivalrous gents set up a plywood windbreak around my cooking area.  They really saved the day!

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You may have noticed that my new new Camp Chef cookstove is emblazened with the the “Browning” logo.  True enough.  But made by Camp Chef all the same.  The “Camp Chef” logo is embossed on the right-hand side.  Mine was purchased from Bass Pro Shop.  Camp Chef model: $169.00, Browning model (identical except for logo): $99.00.  Mine works beautifully, does everything that I need done, and with the difference (and a little extra), my Deerslayer ordered the griddle!  I’m loving my new toys.  I’d really suggest ordering the special carrying cases for the cooktop and griddle, as well.  Everything stays together and packs more easily.

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This is what love looks like!


Posted by on July 22, 2013 in camping, Hunting, Recipes


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4 responses to “Now I’m Cookin’!

  1. Patrons of the Pit

    July 26, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Looks like a nice rig for feeding the masses, Mrs. Deerslayer. Love the griddle top. And the idea of covering it in bacon! Looks like you had fun.

    Bless ya guys!

    • thedeerslayerswife

      July 26, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      The griddle is amazing! We really put it to good use… and what better use than covering it with bacon!

      • Kande Jacobsen

        March 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

        I searched for the griddle that you used on your camp stove but, could not find it. I found ones that were half or less than half the size of the stove.
        Where was yours found?

      • thedeerslayerswife

        March 10, 2015 at 6:51 am

        Camp Chef has the griddles available on their website. I went ahead and purchased the “griddle bag” as well. It really helped me move the thing around and keep from banging it into everything. The griddle is awesome but REALLY heavy.


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