First of all, I like winter a lot, so don’t let the “dreaming of spring” title fool you. The reason I’m dreaming of spring, though, is that I have a few lalabeansie rebate cards that I need to spend by early February, and since it’s after Christmas and both of us have everything we need, I thought about buying something for this spring and summer, when we both hope to do a lot of camping. We took our first camping trip (just one night!) this fall, and Selam has talked about it often since. So, we have summer plans of a couple of two nighters, if we get lucky!
Anyway, I already have all the important stuff–tents, tarps, lanterns, cooking gear, etc. I have a tiny backpacking stove, but I didn’t use it because it’s a pain in the neck. We just cooked on the fire or ate cold. I suppose I could be practical and get a coleman stove (or part of one actually). I could also get a second thermorest so Selam can have one, but even though she whined about it, I suspect a yoga mat would do the same trick for next time and it’s car camping–not the BWCA.
I’m thinking of one of three funnish items. Anyone have experience with any of these?
First, pie iron(s). I looooooved cooking on these when I was a kid at camp. They make a double (which is tempting because it’s just one item to pack as opposed to two) or two singles. Maybe they’d work on our own fireplace now? The question is–are these fun for someone who is not me? I am thinking it gets bonus points for being a way to cook without buying a stove, but…..
Second, ice cream ball. Has anyone done this? Is it fun? Does it work?
Third, popcorn popper. This looks like a lot of fun to me, but I wonder if it’d be too gigantic for my limited storage (though if I ever get around to cleaning out my storage space, that limited storage would be less limited.) Works in the fireplace?
I wish our state parks had cabin camping in the winter. It’d be so much fun to go!