How to Use a Coffee Percolator when Camping

Having your cup of morning coffee while relaxing in the crisp air in the woods just seems to be a little better than while at home. Fixing a percolator full of steamy coffee isn't hard at all while you're camping. In fact, it's quite easy and you have three options to accomplish it. Whether you percolate your coffee using a camping stove, grill, or a campfire, it's bound to be good.
How to Use a Coffee Percolator when Camping


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Tips on Using a Coffee Percolator While Camping

Things You’ll Need:
  • Coffee Percolator
  • Coffee
  • Water
  • Camping Stove
  • Campfire
  • Grill
Step 1
Remove the percolator lid and remove the basket and stem that holds it, from inside of the percolator.
Step 2
Fill the basket with coffee and replace the lid. Place the basket back onto the stem that holds it upright inside of the percolator.
Step 3
Fill the percolator with water and place the basket back inside of the percolator. Replace the percolator lid.
Step 4
Light your camping stove and place the percolator on top of it. Bring to a boil and then simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
Step 5
Light your grill and bring it to a low flame. Put your percolator on top of it and wait for it to boil. Lower the heat by shifting the coals around and allow the percolator to simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
Step 6
Light a campfire and create a section in the center for the percolator to sit. Place the percolator on the campfire when the flames are low. Bring the percolator to a boil and then allow it to simmer for approximately 10 minutes.

Tips & Warnings

The longer you allow your coffee to simmer, the stronger it will be.
Be cautious handling a hot percolator.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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