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Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« on: December 28, 2015, 01:48:30 PM »
Number 1 daughter is going to the Byron Falls festival and we just noticed that they have banned "gas bottles or cooking facilities with a naked flame"
I have asked the organizers to interpret this for us but no reply from the 'too cool to bother answering a customer enquiry' hipsters that run the show
Would anyone know what kind of cooking options are available that would be accepted that could at least boil water for a cuppa?
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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2015, 02:06:11 PM »
Think their aim is for all food to be bought
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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2015, 02:09:24 PM »
stuff them for that
they charge a fortune for food and drink there, worse than at the footy
might look into the chemical heat packs, I'm sure we could feed 4 persons for much less than the junk they will serve up
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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2015, 02:34:39 PM »
Make a stew in thermal cooking pot, can't remember the name of ours, but it would work a treat and be legal/correct

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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2015, 02:37:56 PM »
Use a cob cooker for meals.
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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2015, 03:08:56 PM »
I think the wife calls it a Dream Pot?

Or maybe that's me she calls that..... oh, I don't know.

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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2015, 03:14:02 PM »
I think the wife calls it a Dream Pot?

Or maybe that's me she calls that..... oh, I don't know.


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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2015, 05:30:23 PM »

I think the wife calls it a Dream Pot?

Or maybe that's me she calls that..... oh, I don't know.

Crack pot???
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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2015, 08:51:00 PM »
speaking of Pot, they have replied. Electric or solar powered is OK.
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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2015, 09:38:56 PM »
Is she driving there?  If so then:
http://m.wikihow.com/Cook-Food-on-Your-Car's-Engine

"Engine-block cooking is a tradition going back almost as long as the automobileitself, and now that gasoline prices are at an all-time high, it's never made more sense to ask your engine to do more than just get you from point A to point B. Start your engines and get ready to carbecue!"
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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2015, 09:46:26 PM »
Some general cooking times/distances if she is interested :

"Carbecue cooking times are usually written in terms of miles, rather than minutes. Here are some examples from recipes found online:ShrimpTrout or SalmonChicken breasts: 60 miles (97 km) at 65 mph (105 km/h)Chicken wings: 140–200 miles (230–320 km)Pork tenderloin: 250 miles (400 km)Sliced, peeled potatoes: 55 mil"
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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2015, 11:37:22 PM »
Think their aim is for all food to be bought

Yep, so screw them and take a small camp stove, they will be too busy chasing the dealers sell on pingers to hassle your kid for boiling a billy
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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2015, 03:05:04 AM »
Sounds like the place to keep away from.....

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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2015, 04:15:20 AM »
Think their aim is for all food to be bought
I have worked in the medical tent for quite a few of these events.   It is absolutely a safety issue.   The camping at these events is not well organised and most of the attendees are not seasoned campers and many are alcohol and/or drug affected.   The camps are crowded with poor access.   It can look like a shanty town and the tents are so close to each other that fire will spread quickly and evacuation will be difficult.
The organisers of these events are professional (it's a big business) and paranoid about safety.   There have been quite a few deaths at such events recently (generally OD's) and before local government issues a Public Event permit Emergency Management planning needs to be tight.   The bigger events even have private fire crews with fire trucks on site for the duration of the event.   At the last event I attended there was one camp that kept re-lighting an open campfire after they were told to put it out repeatedly.   After their third cycle of being warned, putting it out then re-lighting the fire the local CFS put it out for them as only a fire truck can!   (The fire brigade auxiliary were running a food stall at the event)
Your daughter may be sensible and an experienced camper but unfortunately the rules are for the idiots out there.   You will sleep better knowing that.
ps food prices aren't too bad at the multi-day bush events and you may even be supporting the local fire brigade.   I think it's the one-day events in the city that tend to be expensive.
pps electrical cooking is not really an option as generators are usually banned.
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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2015, 06:03:23 AM »
My 3 kids have attended Falls the last 2 years. The biggest worry was poor security and the huge amount of drugs that gets in.

My kids came back to their 6 man tent to find 3 girls ransacking their tent. It turns out that they hid their drugs in the sons esky the day before, my daughter found it, thought it was rubbish and threw out. It got quite heated.
My kids described it as a truly WTF moment.

You can't reason with drug affected people.

I really don't understand, with today's technology and a crime fighting government, why are all these illegal and deadly drugs around?

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Re: Cooki ng options at Falls Festivals
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2015, 03:21:16 PM »
well they are set up in the car camping area, so far so good, thanks for the input and advice.
They decided to just take drinks, cereal and do sandwiches at the camp and use the food hall at dinner time and for the odd coffee.
Might be for the better after all they are there for the music and laughs not the camping
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