Idaho Nature Trails

Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Campfire

The perfect campsite, Taft Area....6/12

Camping essentials for the firepit:

Cast iron frying pans, well seasoned
Heavy duty grill, newspaper, lighter
Coffee pot
Large kettle to heat water
Long metal poker
Lots of heavy duty gloves for removing boiling coffee from grill

How to make Camp Coffee (also knows as Hobo Coffee:)

Water from the creek (it will be boiled when you make the coffee, so you don't get sick)
3 scoops coffee
Fill..... but not too full, it will boil over and put the fire out (yes, it happens a lot)
Bring to boil, let slow boil 5 minutes
Remove from heat, let grounds settle, unless you want to chew your coffee
Enjoy, while sitting in your camp chair, watching the sun come up over the mountain.....

Keep adding one scoop coffee and water as needed, each time you make a new pot. When there is about 3 inches of grounds, or whenever you think it needs it, dump the grounds, rinse pot, and start over.


Posted by Big Piney Woods Cats at 7:21 AM


  • Anonymous Dino & Egypt posted at 10:51 AM  
    Do you bring your own logs too??? Your campsite looks like funtime for us kitties.
  • Blogger stebbijo posted at 11:29 AM  
    Is that a hobo in the middle of your camp site?

    I love to camp. Finding the perfect campspot is half the fun then getting there first before someone takes it. We found some nice spots above Fernan Lake out of Coeurd'alene and into Deception Forest.
  • Blogger Toni posted at 12:23 PM  
    Oh, Stebbijo, that is so funny! He is the hobo that taught me all I know about camping!!

    Deception Forest sounds wonderful..have never been there, have never heard of it before. I agree, finding the perfect campsite is such fun. We like to go far enough away there is no competetion, never on a weekend (one of the luxuries of being retired)
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