Outback Cooking equipment

  A little outback snack to keep me going!

Water is probably your most important thing to pack when your outback. Good clean water is essential for not only drinking, but also for outback cooking. Some water may be available from streams etc, but who knows the quality of this water? Take some purification tablets with you and boil the water before drinking if sourcing it this way.
Only carry water in storable food containers designed for this and do not mix water and fuel containers up if you are carrying fuel as well. Carry water in at least a couple of different containers then if one breaks or leaks, you still have at least one container with good water.

If your going to do some cooking I have listed some equipment you might think about taking.
Your outback cooking equipment is designed for extended use and not just a once off camping trip. So look after it. If you have cast iron  (camp oven, saucepans, frying pans), they need to be kept cleaned and looked after to stop rust and corrosion.

Camp Oven
  • Trivet – to place dishes on inside the camp oven
  • Pie dish to fit the camp oven
  • Load tin to fit the camp oven
  • Pizza tray to fit the camp oven
  • Camp Oven lid lifters
  • Shovel
  • Matches
  • Firelighters
  • Gas stove (two burner)
  • Gas bottle
  • BBQ plate
  • Hot plate or grill to place over your fire
  • Billy
  • Saucepans with lids
  • Frying pan
  • Jaffle iron
  • Pair of thick leather gloves
  • Gas bottle adaptor. This is used for your gas lantern

  • Can opener with bottle opener
  • Swiss army knife with cork screw
  • Egg rings
  • Mesh toaster
  • Tongs
  • BBQ Mate
  • Egg lifter
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring jug
  • Measuring spoons
  • Basting brush
  • Serving spoon
  • Slotted serving spoon
  • Potato peeler
  • Grater
  • Strainer
  • Bread Knife
  • Large sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Good pair of scissors
  • Serving plate and bowl

 Eat With:
  • Plate
  • Bowl
  • Mug
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Steak knife
  • Tea spoon
  • You can buy picnic baskets that have all of these included in one handy basket.

Other Items:
  • Aluminium foil
  • Cling wrap
  • Paper towel
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic storage containers

 Cleaning Equipment:
  • Plastic bags
  • Wash up bucket
  • Dish washing detergent
  • Dish cloth
  • Non-stick scourer
  • Tea towel
  • Dish brush
  • Brush and shovel

Where is Manus island ?

Map showing most of Papua New Guinea with Manus Island / Province to north and Austrailia's northern tip to south west

Located in the north, Manus Island is the smallest province in PNG with an area of 2,100 square kilometres. As of a 2011 Census, it had a population of 50,321.

Manus is a traditional name for a group of fishing people who inhabit coastal areas of Manus Island.  The name Manus differentiates them from other groups with differing customs and languages.

Welcome to Manus Isl - Uploaded by Bolokes on panoramio.com

These people were good seafarers and traders.  There is a traditional story that they arrive in the Admiralty Islands some hundred of years ago sailing in 200 canoes from the east.

The offshore immigration detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, which is set to be expanded under the Australian federal government's new asylum seeker policy, is one of the most controversial processing centres in the Australian network.

LEN BUNDU Pngports lorengau BM with David Sales kids cooling off at MOMOTE   - Uploaded by posus45 on panoramio.com

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd sealed the deal with his counterpart, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, in Queensland on Friday 19th July 2013 in a mutually beneficial pact: PNG will take in asylum seekers in exchange for a wide range of economic and social benefits, including funding assistance for education and health reforms, as well as security. The pact is reported to costs billions of dollars.

The Admiralty Islands are a group of eighteen islands in the Bismarck Archipelago, to the north of New Guinea in the south Pacific Ocean. These are also sometimes called the Manus Islands, after the largest island. These rainforest-covered islands form part of Manus Province, the smallest and least-populous province of Papua New Guinea. The total area is 2,100 km2 (810 sq mi). Many of the islands are atolls and uninhabited.

The larger islands in the center of the group are Manus Island and Los Negros Island. The other larger islands are Tong Island, Pak Island, Rambutyo Island, Lou Island, and Baluan Island to the east, Mbuke Island to the south and Bipi Island to the west of Manus Island. Other islands that have been noted as significant places in the history of Manus include Ndrova Island, Pitylu Island and Ponam Island.

Dr Karl

Dr Karl's more notable undertakings was his part in a research project on belly button fluff, for which he received an Ig Nobel Prize in 2002. He received the Australian Father of the Year award in 2003. In the 2006 Honours list, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
In 2012, Kruszelnicki was named as a National Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia (NSW).
Main-belt asteroid 18412 Kruszelnicki has been named after him.

Karl Kruszelnicki is a scientist, who is best known as an author and science commentator on Australian radio and television. He is often referred to as Dr Karl.
As of mid-2012, Dr Karl has written 31 books, along with numerous lecture series (utilising material that often ends up in his books, or vice versa). Some of these lecture series and books have been televised for events such as Science Week, with him supplying voice overs and sometimes appearing in Claymation.

In August 2000 Karl was one of first eight Australian Apple Masters to be announced (there are fewer than 100 in the entire world). The Apple Masters Program celebrates the achievements of people who are changing the world through their passion and vision, while inspiring new approaches to creative thinking.

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