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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bemco Oven straps

 As of January 2014 we are no longer shipping the ovens with 2 straps. This is due to the second strap crossing over the front pin and bending the metal when the strap is tightened too tight. This intern causes the front to come loose when the oven is set up.
If you have ordered the oven and did not receive the two straps this is why. If you would like to receive a second strap please E-Mail me and I will ship one out to you.

 As of June 2014 we will no longer sell the oven with out the nylon sack. You will get the one strap and the nylon sack. We will also stop selling the oven only as we do not have a high demand for this type of kit. Please if you have any suggestions or comments please forward them to me at or

Thank You
Brian E. Marsh

Sunday, February 2, 2014

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Monday, January 27, 2014

This jsut in from a satisfied Owner

This was sent in from our Web site. Just thought I would share the info.
The E-Mail and last name have been removed for privacy.

This question was submitted on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at 02:09 PM.

Email : wes.s@
Name : Wes S.
Comments : I recently bought the Bemco Backpacker 7" Oven kit for a trip on the Appalachian Trail. We did a test run on this weekend's campout (20 miles). We had freshly baked cinnamon rolls, crusty pizza, and flaky biscuits. What a treat!. We used the MSR Whisperlight for heating and the scouts did all the cooking. We use parchment paper in the two pans provided and it was no mess. Best deal for the money I have come across in a long time. I love the bag it comes in and the velcro strip for storage. Everything is there. Thermometer works great. I would recommend to anyone who wants a change of cooking on the trail. And it only weights 24 ounces.
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Black Friday sale

 We are going to have a sale on our oven kits starting on 11/25/2013 and running thru 11/30/2013. Please visit our web site and at check out enter the code ( blackfriday ) to receive the discount of $15.00 off ant oven kit.

This is the oven kit that is discounted.

After getting your oven you could be having food like this on your next hike.

If you have any question pleae feel free to e-mail me at or

Hike on and eat well!!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Nationall Hammock Day

ARE YOU READY? National Hammock Day is July 22nd and Grand Trunk is giving away over $3000 in prizes! Upload a photo of your Grand Trunk gear and get your friends to vote. If you don't have Grand Trunk gear yet, show us where you would take it! 31 winners will be chosen on July 20th!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Bemco Oven Mt. Whitney 2013

 Here are some of the photos from our Mt. Whitney trip. We baked pizza and brownies at the top in the Bemco Backpacker Oven. The 2 guys that went with me brought beer for us to have with our pizza. So it was pizza and beer at the top of Mt. Whitney.

Eating pizza and brownies
Baked brownies

 On the way up we stopped and camped at Crabtree meadows. Here we could have a camp fire so I thought I would try the oven with coals from the camp fire. It worked out great got the oven up to 300 deg F and baked pizza, biscuits, and banana bread.

Pizza baked with camp fire coals.
Here is the photos of the baked foods on the trip. Well some of them anyway. As I did not take photos of everything I baked. But we did eat very well!

Banana nut bread
Bemco oven at the top of Mt. Whitney
Looking over Crabtree Meadows
My Third time at the top
At Trail Crest
Made it to the bottom

 We had a great time and would love to do it again. Maybe next year! I already have another guy who wants me to show him how to use the Bemco Backpacker oven and bake pizza at the top of Mt. Whitney. Now the total number of people that have done this is 3 that I know of anyway!

 Lets make the list longer so far it is Brian, Jesse & Josh. Now for the one that have eaten pizza at the top of Mt. Whitney I would need to add to the list it would be Brian, Jesse, David, Joe, Josh. We have all had fresh baked pizza at the top of Mt. Whitney 14495 feet above sea level.

 Enjoy using the Bemco Backpacker Oven and bake anything anywhere!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mt. Whitney trip menu

Horseshoe Meadow to Whitney Portal

Food list

Pizza  Makes  6 pizzas each pizza is 600 calories. Two pizzas at each meal. Also 2 pizzas at the top of Mt. Whitney along with a batch of brownies.
       o   3 cups flour, 2 packs yeast, 6 packs sugar, 6 packs salt, 1 tube tomato paste, Pepperoni,       Mushrooms, onions, Bell peppers, 12 ounces of mozzarella cheese.

Enchiladas makes 1- 6” pan each pan is one serving and 1100 calories each.

o   3- 6 inch flour tortillas, 1 pack crumbled beef, 1 pack seasoning, 4 oz cheddar cheese.

Biscuits & Gravy makes 3 large pans 720 calories each

o   3 packs biscuit mix, 2 packs gravy mix, Bacon bits.

Muffins each mix makes 1- 6” x2” thick muffin cake 720 calories each

o   1 pack banana nut, 1 pack blueberry.

 Chili & cornbread makes enough for 12 servings 3700 calories split between 3 people

o   1 pack chili mix with beans and veggies,  tomato paste from pizza list, 1 pack cornbread mix (just add water)

Trail mix for lunch along with beef jerky and summer sausage.

o   Summer sausage total of one 5 ounce at 500 calories.

o   2 cups trail mix at 400 calories per cup (1/2 cup per day)

o   Dried fruit 2 cups at 640 calories per cup ( 1/2 cup per day)

o   Beef jerky home made about 200 calories per day ( 1/2 lb for the trip)  

Desert every night

o   Chocolate chip muffins (2 packs) 720 calories each

o   Brownies ( ¼ cup oil & ¼ cup water ) bake 25 min or until done.  1170 calories per batch. Split between 3 people.

o   Peanut butter cookies. 1170 calories split between 3 people.

Total calories 19240 divided by 4 days equals 4810 per day.

 This food has little or no preservatives or chemicals added as it is all made fresh on the trail. Prep time ranges from 3 min to 5 min each meal. Bake times range from 12 min to 30 min for the brownies and enchiladas.

Total weight 162.5 ounces or 10.1 lbs. that equals 1904 calories per pound of food.

The extra items to share are the brownies 7 ounces, the chocolate chip muffins 6.5 ounces times two, the peanut butter cookies 7.5 ounces. Total extra weight  28 ounces.