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Offline No Prob Rob

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Backpack Oven out of #10 can
« on: March 27, 2010, 09:39:12 PM »
I was trying to think of what to do with all those empty #10 cans.

I used some copper wire and made a hinge for the lid. Made a wire rack out of rabbit hutch screen in the middle to hold the pan up off the bottom.

I set the can on some hot coals, and slide in the goods to be baked in one of those small foil bread pans.

So far I have baked biscuits, pineapple upside down cake, and cornbread.

Its a little tricky until you learn how to regulate the heat by moving coals closer or further away. Close up the lid with a little wire hook made out of the same wire I used.

I made a wire handle in the top to pick it up and set it in the fire.

A BBQ grill thermometer got screwed into the back end at the top to monitor the temperature.

MMMMMM nothing beats hot baked goods on a backpack trip!
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Re: Backpack Oven out of #10 can
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 09:43:06 PM »
Neat.  Next time you bake something in that, take a picture of the goods.
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Re: Backpack Oven out of #10 can
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 02:09:13 PM »
This is a great idea............. I would also like to see the baked goods...... This is on my list of projects.
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Re: Backpack Oven out of #10 can
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 04:30:43 PM »
Am appreciative of this.  Had not crossed my mind to do this and I like to supply rolls when family camping.  C.

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Re: Backpack Oven out of #10 can
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010, 04:14:24 PM »
very nice.  I have done this in smaller (soup) cans.  I have also used the can method on a cookstove.  The bottom was a little over done while the top was under, but it worked well enough. 

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Re: Backpack Oven out of #10 can
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010, 08:44:29 PM »
This is just a great idea, No Prob Rob. Simple and useful. Thanks for giving me a new project to work on.