Monday, April 22, 2019

A Breakfast On Easter

We had plans but they changed, so a ride was in order....a food ride to be exact, something I've been trying to get ready for during the Off Season.  Since my new 2019 State Park Pass was fresh and new, I thought it would be fun to visit another park that I hadn't been to for a long while, namely Nerstand Woods State Park.

The secret is cutting it very thin....this from the Dollar Store.  I had some of the Minnesota brand at home, no detectable difference.  Hard to beat the convenience and no ice required, a major goal.

In my past, I've done a lot of cooking over wood'll come back to me; I know what to do, I just need to do it.  Fire Management is key with these stoves, even this larger size demands full attention.  My camera jumped in to some Video-all-the-time mode and I cannot kouldn't get it to stop....must have been a Function button that I have forgotten how to use.  Photography suffered as did my fire.  Finally a Factory Reset got us back on track but not until after most of the food preparation had finished.

It was windy and everywhere, everything was soaked.  We had 3.6" of rain the other day, neighbors not all that far away had 6".  Conditions were a factor. :)

There is NO better coffee than AeroPress coffee, especially so in the bush!  When I want it Grand at home, it's not Drip for me, it's AeroPress all the way!!

Pour in the water, not boiling, 190-200 degrees is just about right.  Boiling water burns the beans or so I'm told.  Pour it in, let it seep.....



Cap unscrews, filter and grounds dispose....

Stove, base, etc. folds up in the black pouch.

My first time and some lessons learned.  I had too much stuff along, redundancy intentional because I wasn't trusting myself to make it all work.  Next time, more focus and a smaller kit.


  1. Spam (or substitute), eggs and coffee. Sounds like a good breakfast. I’ve looked at the small wood burning cookstoves but didn’t want to deal with the soot on the pans. This sounds like a strong endorsement for the AeroPress...

    1. Richard, your mention and the memory made me smile. I haven't had or been around black pots since my old old Coleman single burner stove/cookset. It saw a lot of miles and smoke on my bikes, winter camping, backpacking, etc. Kept in a canvas bag, my hands weren't always surgery-ready.

      I remember growing up and camping with mom and dad; we always wanted to cook over the fire like the cowboys (we'd have been more than happy with beans...) but no way would any of mom's pots EVER get black. :)

      I carried some paper toweling along, used both as padding and as cleanup and wiping the fry pan out and off afterwards left both surfaces packable in a cheap stuffsack.

      The 'Press makes a great cup of coffee, even with the Nation's most popular "F" brand!

  2. The mystery meat and eggies looks tasty. will you be hobo soup'n at Crud ?

    1. No mystery meat OR hobo soup'n at Crud next weekend. I'll have a conventional Propane w/Propane Accessories for Friday's meal. Your presence will be missed.

  3. I'm impressed! Nothing like the perfect brew in the peace of the park..I love coffee made with a press...maybe time for lesson's for Mike?
    I enjoy your blogs...keep them coming!

    1. Thanks Speedy, lessons are normally free; there will be a charge for Mike.

      I'm not sure I can even stop the blogs, they mostly just happen. Appreciate it truly.