This was a Stake camp enjoyed by all the other scout groups in the Calgary South Stake. Dan Merrel's mobile cookhouse services were used to benefit the whole group again. Had around thirty attending. Weather was sunny but cold. Biggest challenge was cooking. Seems propane isn't much of a gas at -30C, and you know its cold when you finally get a large pot of water boiling but there are growing icicles on the handles.
|Dan Merrel, Jay Burnham, Michael Swann, Karl Burndorfer - Scout / YM Leaders|
|Connor Johnson, Kevin DeOliveira, Daniel Urquijo - Scouts|
|BBQ hamburgers with seasoned fries!||Now this is how you take care of a mans appetite!||More fries coming...||Oh, it's worth the wait!|
|Can I have 2 patties?||Ooow, this is going to be gooood.||This is what you look like after the 3rd plate of fries.|
|Our high end neighborhoods||Not quite slums...||Checking out the freezing creek waterfall.||Slums. OK, maybe not slums, but would you sleep in there ate -30C|
|This is a slightly better model with the door adjacent to the prevailing winds.||Few more started homes.||Those catapults make great firewood.||I think I need a bigger axe.|
|Cuts twine really good though!||As a real-estate salesman I can really recommend these 2 beauties here. Nicely nestled in these trees here. A much superior model than those crudely built quinces.||Now were talking, come here stick, see if you don't bust in half this time.|
|Really mom, we ate our greens.||The super KD chef hard at work.||Look mom, He ate beans, corn, KD, stew and a toasted buns with parmesan and butter.||Watch me flip this into my mouth all in one gulp!|
|This is a cool Coleman lamp in action, just needs a bit more pumping here.||Some serious chowing down happening.||Everyone who want to go outside and cleanup the kitchen, line up here!||I'll help by putting some light on it for you. Pretty warm in here eh!|
|Late night snack, pie filling folded in a tortilla, deep fried and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, an Arizona treat!||
When they're light brown there done.
But I can't see though?
|These are our warming trays, water in between and then covered with foil. See if the IRON chef looks as good at -30C!||I've switched to the cinnamon sugar dipping station now. You need to flexible as a sub zero chef.|
|Cherry on the left, Blueberry in the middle and then Apple. Don't mix them up!||1 Can, 6 tortillas right?||Folded over nicely and drop into the fryer.|
|Time to get the thermostat set to 75F.||Whoa, is it cold in here!||Getting a bit of smoke in the air, that good.||Fire looks good from here, Daniel, but isn't that the oven part?|
|Saturday Morning -30|
|Look we still had firewood left over from last night!||Guess that glove is nice and dry now!||So, Egg McMuffins are the order of the day. Buns seems to freeze together even when you buy then sliced.||Propane's a bit slow this morning. Tops are frozen, bottoms are only warm.|
|Just need to cook my hands for a bit here.||Oh, these are sooo good. and even warm.||I'm staying in the sun, I need all the heat I can get.||Hash browns and egg muffins. That hits the spot!|
|Hard to believe the funs all over and I won't be sleeping here another night!||I'll definitely miss the cooking!||Stuff a few of these in your pockets guys and we can eat them on the ride home!|