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Bemco Backpacker 7" Deluxe Oven Kit

This lightweight camping oven can cook like a normal oven, above 14,000 feet!
Text and photos by Joe Flowers
  • Everyone knows that craving that hits on the third or fourth day on the trail, the kind where you really want   some kind of "real" food. Using my backpacking stove and the Bemco Backpacker Oven I made cookies and other treats a reality in my camp.
  • The 1 lb. 15 oz. oven is worth the haul if eating really well is your thing. This foldable oven fits over your   camp stove in a rectangular fashion, and  stores flat into a small bag when stowed, making it packable in a backpack or car.
  • The Bemco Oven works with a flame unit from your stove heating up the plate and the enclosed metal rectangle.   Since temperatures get very hot, having a canister stove inside the oven might create an explosion.
  • Caution: The entire Bemco Oven becomes very hot, and I learned fast to use the stove grips or my Leatherman to   open to doors or make any adjustments to the aluminum pans. Pack the burn gel and let people know when you are cooking.
  • I liked the two shelf design because I could cook two items at the same time, like biscuits and cookies. The door   can be left open to let out heat, and there is a little window up top that I used to watch the items baking which can also let out heat.
  • There is a temperature gauge that connects to the oven on the outside, and I used this religiously as I am not   the best chef and am known for burning items. It was really cool to see how fast the oven reached higher temperatures.
  • I don't know how to cook breaded meats very well, so I checked out the frozen section at the store. I found these fully cooked chicken tenders and took them along on a colder weather trip. I cooked them up as per the directions in the Bemco - perfection.
  • These chocolate chip cookies I keep talking about only took 9 minutes to make. I could have made more at a time,   but I found that this was the number manageable to keep would be moochers at bay.
  • <b>The Specs</b><br>Bemco Backpacker 7" Oven Deluxe Kit<Br>  $50<br> 1 lb. 15 oz. for the deluxe kit.<br> Packed   size 12 x 7 (without the pans in the same bag)<Br>   Also available in 8" and 9" sizes<br> backpackeroven.com
Everyone knows that craving that hits on the third or fourth day on the trail, the kind where you really want   some kind of "real" food. Using my backpacking stove and the Bemco Backpacker Oven I made cookies and other treats a reality in my camp.
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Everyone knows that craving that hits on the third or fourth day on the trail, the kind where you really want some kind of "real" food. Using my backpacking stove and the Bemco Backpacker Oven I made cookies and other treats a reality in my camp.

READERS COMMENTS

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— Jeff B.

I just want to know what kind of puppy this is?? I have a rescue dog that looks just like her and we are not sure what kind of dog she is. I have been thinking a Blue Tick Hound mixed with a cattle dog..or border collie. Thanks!
— Suzie

I bought one of these ovens and it works great. We made some pizza, chicken enchiladas, blue berry muffins, calzones and such. It comes with some starter recipes also. Great product!
— Dave

I like it. I miss "bread" on the trail, like biscuits, or something, and it always seems to need "baking." So it looks like this would do the trick. Nice price too, not too expensive.
But lets be honest here. You did NOT cook those chicken things, you heated them up. Anything would do that.
Oh, I've tried two other "bakers" and don't like them. One uses a grid in your regular cook set, and the other has a aluminized asbestos "tent". Don't like either of those, this looks like it would work.
— MicroGuy

I bought one of these ovens for a backcountry hunting trip... It worked great!! We(a party of 4) had comfort food for the entire rainy trip. Nothing like Pizza, biscuits and gravy and muffins 20 miles in the middle of no where. I am done bringing premade dehydrated meals.
— Furrybear

I bought one of these and it is great. Nothing like having hot fresh breakfast pizza and the guy next to you is eating a crumbled hotpocket.
— dshook

I have one of these too, and I bring it with me on every trip! Chocolate cake, pizzas, biscuits, scones and chicken pot pies! No more dehydrated meals for me either. Well worth the weight! It cooks incredibly well.
— adventurelawyer


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