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A percolator is the only proper way to make coffee.
 

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I'm going to agree with the french press... I've used it a couple times lately. Mostly to put a little time on my single burner Coleman stove that I did some repairs on.... but the coffee is really good.
 

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A percolator is the only proper way to make coffee.
That's all my mother and grandparents ever made... you seriously had to chew it.

I love my Bunn... coffee in about 2 minutes every morning.
 

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French press at home for me - I've tried some of the other fancy ways but that's my favorite. On the trail I keep it simple with a mesh filter cove for my mug and a quick pour over brew. French press is too much of a mess to clean without running potable water.
 

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I have a 6 person tent from I think Walmart, it sleeps 2 comfortably, a dining canopy, folding table that's more for preparing food than eating on, Coleman stove, Weber Smokey Joe, and a queen-size air mattress with a battery operated air pump. I have two plastic storage bins that I keep the camping stuff in, one is cooking stuff and the other is tent setup stuff. That way I just take a quick inventory and everything is ready to go. The setup I had at the TRS 20th Anniversary. Used it this year (and last year) at the Carlisle Ford Nationals and we just got tickets for the September NASCAR race at Bristol and will use it again.
Nothing like crunchy percolator coffee outdoors first thing in the morning. Makes me feel like Grizzly Adams.
Coarse grind fixes the problem. ;)
 

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French Press. Easy. Delicious.
Actually I have one of those too. Very energy-efficient way to make coffee if you don't want to use a lot of gas.
Which reminds me, a good way to cook pasta when camping is to boil the water, put the pasta in the pot, turn the gas off, put a lid on it, and give it 20 minutes. Maybe just one quick stir halfway though and put the lid back on. Perfect every time and doesn't use a lot of gas.
 

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Bigger chunks to chew?
They don’t make it through the holes in the strainer of the percolator. I like coffee. I don’t like chewing it.
 

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Actually I have one of those too. Very energy-efficient way to make coffee if you don't want to use a lot of gas.
Which reminds me, a good way to cook pasta when camping is to boil the water, put the pasta in the pot, turn the gas off, put a lid on it, and give it 20 minutes. Maybe just one quick stir halfway though and put the lid back on. Perfect every time and doesn't use a lot of gas.
Thanks for the pasta trick.
 

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Actually I have one of those too. Very energy-efficient way to make coffee if you don't want to use a lot of gas.
Which reminds me, a good way to cook pasta when camping is to boil the water, put the pasta in the pot, turn the gas off, put a lid on it, and give it 20 minutes. Maybe just one quick stir halfway though and put the lid back on. Perfect every time and doesn't use a lot of gas.
Won't the coffee in the pot make the pasta taste funny?
 

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Oh god don't make me start a new thread on percolators 😂

Best coffee I've ever had was out of a percolator on a 10 degree morning in Wyoming a couple years ago. I think it was just wally world standard blend too but I have never been able to replicate it. Been addicted to percolators ever since.

I did buy a pour over type coffee pot recently. It's pretty old, you boil two cups in the bottom half, then pour it into the top half and it drains through a little metal basket and back down into the bottom. Think it's called a Drip-o-lator, looks like this:

 

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I have a stainless steel model with a glass knob. I couldn't tell you who made it but it has served me well. I think it holds 8 cups. Good enough for me and and the significant other.
 

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Oh god don't make me start a new thread on percolators 😂

Best coffee I've ever had was out of a percolator on a 10 degree morning in Wyoming a couple years ago. I think it was just wally world standard blend too but I have never been able to replicate it. Been addicted to percolators ever since.

I did buy a pour over type coffee pot recently. It's pretty old, you boil two cups in the bottom half, then pour it into the top half and it drains through a little metal basket and back down into the bottom. Think it's called a Drip-o-lator, looks like this:

I got one of those. It belonged to my parents. I used it a few times when the electricity was out and needed coffee. Now I have the percolator and no electricity needed.
 

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Percolators and french presses make arguably better coffee than drip coffeemakers because the water is hotter. Cheap coffeemakers have plastic water tanks so they only make the water so hot. For a decent drip coffeemaker you have to get a pricier unit with a metal tank from Capresso or someone.
 


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