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What do u put you camping cooker on to stop groundsheet setting on fire/melting?

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skankywitch Thu 24-Jul-08 21:10:01

Hello I have just upgraded to an Outwell Montana 6, it arrived today and is lovely just a shame it doesn't come in blue.
I have never had a tent with a sewn in groundsheet before and normally just peel back a corner and cook on the grass.
I have this
What shall I put it on?

fairydust Thu 24-Jul-08 21:28:56

a table ?

Slubberdegullion Thu 24-Jul-08 21:32:18

Have you bought the canopy for the monty? I would cook under that with the cooker on a table or stand.

fwiw I wouldn't cook in a tent with a SIG, but lots of people do.

skankywitch Thu 24-Jul-08 21:45:11

I haven't the canopy and I did plan on cooking in the side porch as it has removable groundsheet but its way too small.
The camping table we have is so awful top is bowed and I like being as low to the floor as possible when cooking.
I was thinking of maybe getting a fire blanket to put cooker on. I'm happy to do main cooking outside of tent but cooker needs to be used inside for late night cup of tea/hot chocolate/cup a soup.

Slubberdegullion Thu 24-Jul-08 21:52:35

What about something like this?

skankywitch Thu 24-Jul-08 22:00:52

Slubber that would be perfect if it was just a little longer and wider, think it will be hard to find one as short but with a larger top.

BigHotMama Thu 24-Jul-08 22:01:50

We used a camping table made of aluminium

Troutpout Thu 24-Jul-08 22:17:14

I am too scaredy to cook inside my monty
But we use this outside
The shelves underneath aren't great for anything heavy though (we replaced them with aluminium)
We have the same stove btw so it does fit

zwiggy Thu 24-Jul-08 22:20:55

isn't it a bit dangerous to cook in your tent? You could get a gazebo and cook under that, they sell them at Argos pretty cheap

sallystrawberry Thu 24-Jul-08 22:27:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

skankywitch Thu 24-Jul-08 22:39:10

I'm going to have a look in the morning at the local very expensive caravaning shop to see if they have anything that I can then buy cheaper online grin.
Thanks for all your ideas.

mumshadenough Fri 25-Jul-08 08:04:21

PLEASE dont cook in your tent....if you have a sig fumes from your cooker will build up and you could set it on fire! sad
you can cook in the side porch of the monty 6 or outside if it's nice. get a couple of windbreaks and use them as a kitchen area.
Hope you get something sorted soon.. smile

Whizzz Fri 25-Jul-08 08:15:49

Yes - we made the mistake of putting the cooker on the grass but then moving it onto a corner of the groundsheet near the door before it had cooled properly blush we won't do that again. We have a stand now like this one

seeker Fri 25-Jul-08 08:16:07

PLEASE don't ever cook inside a tent - it is so incredibly dangerous. We were camping next to a tent that caught fire once - the guy inside got out with burns to his hands but he was really really lucky. The tent went up like a torch. I don't want to scare you - but PLEASE don't do it.

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