View Full Version : Cooking in the blind
01-07-2003, 12:59 PM
Does anybody cook in your waterfowl blind?
The thought crossed our minds this weekend, didn't know if it's just too much of a hassle or if really is a good idea.
What do you use, campstove or single burner?
01-07-2003, 01:11 PM
When I used to hunt in a fixed blind I would sometimes carry the Coleman out there with me. Nothing like a pot of fresh coffee and some eggs and bacon when the morning flight dies out. We'd sometimes do the same thing when we were hunting from a boat, too.
I wouldn't tote all that stuff out into the refuge, though. A thermos and pop tarts serve me best out there.
01-09-2003, 08:58 AM
We carry a little backpacking butane stove with us. It uses a small GAZ cylinder - quick to light (no pumping), burns hot for quick cooking or hand warming, and weighs very little. I carry a "billy can" (military canteen cup) and a tiny tin frypan for cooking duties. The only problem you may face with the butane fuel is that if left out overnight in subzero weather, it won't have enough pressure to light easily first thing in the AM. I solve that problem by keeping the stove in my sleeping bag overnight (like I said - it's pretty small!), or in my daypack against my back if I am hiking out to the blind.
01-09-2003, 12:19 PM
A long time ago, a friend of a friend from the military brought MRE's and some trioxane. He also brought some magnesium powder (a whole 1-quart paint can full) to "kick-start" the trioxane with some drops of water.
The blind burned brightly that morning...
All the smoke and "pop-popping" of the shells that we couldn't save in the fire scared away every mallard in the county, and ended up marking an early end to the season.
In the aftermath, we found out the blind was made out of some hardwood; the ducks left inside were cooked! The feathers had been seared off in the flames, and the smoke and heat from the embers had left the skin of our mallards a perfect golden brown. Despite being chastised by every hunter in the county for scaring away all the ducks -- The ones that were cooked in our "burning blind" turned out to be the best danged ducks we'd ever eaten in our lives!
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Ok, but to answer your question, FullSack -- a single propane burner is what we used the last time I was out in a blind and it worked well enough to heat up some water for coffee and cup-o-noodles to help warm up on a cold morning. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif
01-09-2003, 01:15 PM
Gosh shag, you said --> "a long time ago a friend brought MRE's"
Seems a short time ago, I was eating C rations in Viet Nam.
The MRE had not been invented yet.
YOU telling me that I AM OLD???
OK, so I am, but quit rubbing it in!!! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif
God it is hard to be "up to date" when you get my age! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
Too bad youth is wasted on the young people http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif
01-09-2003, 01:36 PM
Maybe I'm getting old too, because anything that happened more than a few weeks ago I can hardly remember... so everything before that would seem like a "long time ago".
I'm over 30... everyone sez I'm young, but "over thirty" isn't just my age. Said number could also apply to my waist size. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif
01-09-2003, 01:48 PM
No me but a buddy in Memphis, TN hunts in a duck/goose pit that is beyond belief.
It shoots 13 guys, has 3000 decoys permanently set out, 50 degree water pumped out of the ground in front of the blind (the only non frozen water for miles). The blind itself has a phone (look up "The Goose Pit" in the local phone book), cable TV, a full kitchen, couches and a dedicated cook. Evidently, he hands you a plate of scrambled eggs and sausage between flights of birds. Oh yeah, it has a full bathroom too.
These guys wouldn't make it for a second out at Wister in the Y16 mud...
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