Baking Off Grid
- November 20, 2017 at 8:39 am #15864kmussackParticipant
In addition to a stick-smoker, fire pit and gas grill we have a wood-fired oven.
We regularly grind our own flour from stored wheat and bake using this wood fired oven.
December 18, 2017 at 9:11 pm #16122JMED308Participant
KMUSSACK: BAKING BREAD. OK IT IS IMPORTANT. So I have wheat grains different types, hard winter, spring types and a NutriMill electric flour maker. So far I have some buckets with mylar bags and O2 absorbers.
Now recipes from Jenny Can Cook on U Tube for no knead bread work great in conventional oven. With my Honda generator I can use grinder to make flour. I have a Lodge Dutch oven that can be placed on hot coals. So it is possible to make field Bread loaves.
The above oven must cost a lot. I just use charcoal and place the hot coals under and on top the dutch oven (10″). All can be done wearing web gear or plate carrier or just slung rifle.
I will try and cut grooves on top of next batch. I also use salt, active yeast, and no sugar.April 26, 2018 at 10:06 pm #19607PreparedMotherKeymaster
kmussak, that’s an awesome oven and a beautiful loaf of bread! Do you happen to have a “sunoven” style oven? If so, have you used it for bread baking and what were the results?May 13, 2018 at 9:01 pm #19760John LordParticipant
Wondering why everybody is into industrial methods for offgrid baking. As a Lone Wolf and (U)LW packer, my DIY inventions are made for me, in reducing individual and total gear weight, maximizing multipurposing, modularity, and mobility of items.
My John Fire-Can is a DIY supercompact device that has all the heating, cooking, drinking gear within a 5 inch diameter x 7 inch height metal canister. The fire-can heats, cooks, gives light, can boil water, can steam-boil foods, has multiple-mealeating bowls, has a mini-range cooking surface, can bake small cupcake-sized items within its oven. Can carry or hang the item as a night light, anti-bug (citronella candle) light, … use safely use inside a sizable shelter for heat and light.
Components: (1) Walmart Stainless Kitchen Caddy, (2) Home Depot aluminum 5 inch ducting section (cut to size), (3) 2 small <5 inch Petco stainless dog bowls, (4) 3-set (1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup) Bed Bath Beyond stainless measuring cup bowls, (5) 4 Walmart spring-loaded BBQ wire prongs (cut to 5 1/2 inch length), (6) 2 cut-to-circular-shape <5 inch diameter aluminum discs, (7) 2 (Korean) stainless rice/steam bowls with slide on tight lids, (8) 1 – 12 oz collapsible silicone drinking cup w/ cover lid and lanyard, (9) 4 silicone cupcake baking cups, (10) 1 mini silicone mitt for holidng hot metal itens, (11) small fork and spoon, (12) 5 inch steel duct cap, (13) DIY cable carring wire handle w S hook ends, and (14) DIY cable wire cooking trammel with 3 inch O ring and various height hooks for other cooking methods over campfire. Everything fits inside this unit for a small package.
Using the ouitside ducting, you can have a closed sleeve on the fire-can (move up or down across air holes) for air and fire control. Open the duct clip and have greater air flow and feeding fuel into the fire-can. Take off the ducting and use as a separate windshield for the unit. Having the open clip ducting on the fire-can, raise up to highest height. Install BBQ prong into top holes, put aluminum disc onto prongs. Put duct cap on top. Make and bake any number of cupcake-sized Johnny cake, cornbread, muffins, bannock, biscuits, bread, cupcakes, mini-meals, soup, stew, eggs.
Using same smaller fire and heat, lower down prongs and cooking disc platform and put silicone cupcake cups into fire can and make eggs, sausage, etc. Can even have duct cap on fire-can, and put cupcake on top and have cooking range. Same duct cap can handle all the other cooking/meal bowls, even making a hot drink in the silicone drinking cup. Lower down the BBQ prongs and cooking disc, and place bowls onto disc for hot meal in a bowl at the top of the fire-can. Steam-boil rice/lentils/grains in the Korean rice bowls, with grain, water, and place lid on rice bowl, and heat until steam cooks the food. Same steaming of other food products. Hot metal bowl keeps food hot. Any number of drinks or liquid meals can be used in the bowls, cups, and drinking cups. All is modular. Take what items are needed in your custom adventure, but the total system can handle all of these items. Using the larger dog food bowls, put onto cooking disc or duct cap and boil up water for safe drinking, hot water for washing, cleaning, steam-sterlizing medical/surgery implements/gauze/ providing steam moisture in a shelter, …. Many other uses.
If Jolene shows me how to upload photos here, I can show the system.
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