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  1. #1
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    Default Thinking of first comp, curious about logistics

    Hey guys me and the wife are very serious about going to our first competition next year so we have plenty of time to practice. I just had a question about staying the night at the event, we do not have a camper and don't think we could get one I'm sure I'm not the first person that showed up without one but what are the alternatives is it possible to just camp with tents or what ?
    If Its Too Hot Grab A Cold one

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    If you are using a stickburner, a gravity lounger will be a good bed as you are going to be awake most of the night.
    We compete with Drum Smokers with gurus, so I use my army cot with a blanket and sleep under the ez-up. Last weekend, I slept in the back of a Subaru. I've also used tents, but they are a PITA in my opinion.
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    What about a place to wash pans and plates and things like that ?
    If Its Too Hot Grab A Cold one

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    Most comps have water....get 3 bus tubs and use them as your sinks. 1 with dish soap, one to rinse and 1 with bleach to disinfect. What else you got?
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    Not a bad idea to rent a Uhaul. You can use it for a kitchen and sleep in it as well.
    For dish washing, plan things where y9u have very little to was, get a good sized tote and bring dirty stuff to the house to wash it when you are done.

    You can also buy a Coleman propane water heater for a couple hundred.

    Google cut and toss disposable cutting boards. With good planning, you can end up where only knives need washed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joneser View Post
    Most comps have water....get 3 bus tubs and use them as your sinks. 1 with dish soap, one to rinse and 1 with bleach to disinfect. What else you got?
    This will work, and the gravity chair is a must have.....You can make it work if you want to cook bad enough. I've spent a lot of nites on a chair/cot cooking comps...
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    I'd skip the tent. Get the biggest EZ up you can afford, and get the sides for it if you wish. Cot is optional. Chances are, you won't be sleeping more than a couple of hours at a crack anyways. For hot water, I just brought my turkey fryer, and kept about 4 gallons simmering. Helps to cut through the grease.
    22 inch weber
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    If it burns, I can cook with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef schwantz View Post
    I'd skip the tent. Get the biggest EZ up you can afford, and get the sides for it if you wish. Cot is optional. Chances are, you won't be sleeping more than a couple of hours at a crack anyways. For hot water, I just brought my turkey fryer, and kept about 4 gallons simmering. Helps to cut through the grease.

    EZ up is almost a necessity. Be sure to go with EZ Up brand or better. 10x10 is a good size, and be sure to bring something to weigh it down. they will take off like a kite given the opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    EZ up is almost a necessity. Be sure to go with EZ Up brand or better. 10x10 is a good size, and be sure to bring something to weigh it down. they will take off like a kite given the opportunity.
    Yes I used ankle weights on mine... EZ up has their own weight to attach to the legs I was told work nice.

    I just need a place to shower which sometimes just dont happen. I have washed off with a water hose and dish soap before.
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