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post #61 of 97

  OKAY ! 
Well its early enough , to finally do this ( we talk about it AFTER the gathering is over EACH YEAR) .....

Lets start a list going of what we need to bring , kick in for and do this years gathering .  What I mean is find out who wants to bring what ....

1. Paper products  plates , utensils , paper towels , cups 
2. Cleaning products  sponges dish soap towels 
3. Fire Wood , Ice ,Water ( bottled ) 

4. extra chairs , bags ,aluminum foil 
5. Breakfast stuff (to  help out )  Eggs , bacon ,sausages 

Anything else I'm forgetting ?      Doug & Keith , as well as a lot of other do a lot setting this up each year and it keeps getting better and BETTER 

 

post #62 of 97
Good post! I always try to bring some of most those items to pitch in. If we all bring "some", no one was to bring all!
post #63 of 97
I still have some stuff (plates and such) from the last gathering.. gonna bring all that... will bring my usual 3 big tables and a EZ up .. I am so ready for this... haven't took any vacation yet this year so I have 7 weeks to use...

on a side note...

have some bad/sad news... We had to put Minnie down a few days ago... It seems she had cancer and not pneumonia.. she was only 7 years old ... Obviously Charlotte is taking it pretty hard... She went and got a rescue dog (chihuahua) about a month ago .. So that helps a little ...

Minnie and LuLu

post #64 of 97

 Sorry to hear that Keith , give some hugs to Charlotte from us. 
Thanks FloridaSteve We enjoy the heck outta the gatherings love seeing everybody meeting new people and learning new tricks about smoking meats.....and EATING 

So sounds like if we all could just post what "disposables" ( ice paper products , cleaning stuff) to make sure we have enough ( we always bring ice no matter what ya can never have to much)

I guess a list can be added for any and all stuff we need or want we can check it off 

 

I'm up for what ever and looking forward to it ........... daily_picdump_1676_640_21.jpg 45k .jpg file  

post #65 of 97
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Originally Posted by JckDanls 07 View Post

I still have some stuff (plates and such) from the last gathering.. gonna bring all that... will bring my usual 3 big tables and a EZ up .. I am so ready for this... haven't took any vacation yet this year so I have 7 weeks to use...

on a side note...

have some bad/sad news... We had to put Minnie down a few days ago... It seems she had cancer and not pneumonia.. she was only 7 years old ... Obviously Charlotte is taking it pretty hard... She went and got a rescue dog (chihuahua) about a month ago .. So that helps a little ...

Minnie and LuLu


So sorry to hear about Minnie. She was such a sweet dog and will be missed. Very very sad news.
post #66 of 97

 Keith,

 

We are so sorry to hear this news, please let Charollet know we are thinking of her. I know how difficult this is as we lost Carly over the 4th of July Holiday. She became sick very fast, ended up as liver cancer. We were heartbroken to lose her.

Ann's friend was fostering a 7 month old Red Heeler mix. Sydney is our new companion. She is already learned the good stuff comes out of the smoker. Ann is already spoiling her.

Craig & Ann

post #67 of 97
Thread Starter 

So sorry to hear about Mini Keith!! Also about your and Ann's lose Craig :( 

 

Thanks for bringing up the disposables list Keith, i'll post it on the first post to keep track. I'll start off by volunteering paper plates. I'll get a few of those big stacks from Sam's. I'm looking forward to this Gathering as well!!

 

I'm also going to reach out today to our usual sponsors to check on donations for our various events and giveaways :)

post #68 of 97
Doug dont get plates, I still have tons left over. Probably 70-80. Will bring 3 doz eggs, 3# bacon, potatoes and a sack chicken wings.
post #69 of 97
Thread Starter 

Will 70-80 plates be enough for 10-20 of us for 2-4 days?

post #70 of 97
Keith said he still had plates so Im guessing we will be ok. If not Walmart not far. I'll volunteer to cook breakfast again, but will need assistants. We are really looking forward to Smoke Out.

If y'all remember John had a hurt knee which will be replaced Sept 4th.

Our friend, Gene will be joining us again also.
post #71 of 97
Thread Starter 

I just wanna avoid Walmart trips so we can maximize the fun we are having :)

 

I'll bring plasticware then 

post #72 of 97

 Doug & Keith ......
Could one of you guys post a list of items we are willing to bring to "kick in"  so not only do we not need to run out to get more stuff ....but avoid having anybody shoulder the cost 

Plates ( sounds like we are set ) 
Utensils  ( plastic ) 

Drink cups  ( cold & hot) 
ICE ( we can NEVER have enough) 
Paper napkins

Garbage bogs
Cleaning supply's ( sponges dish soap etc etc )

Snacks ( pretzels chips nuts etc etc  ) 
Soft drinks 
Fire wood 
Buns, Rolls ,Bread 

Aluminum foil , plastic bags 


I know I'm forgetting something ......BUT its early and IF we get on it now and have a list of who's bring what or see something is not being covered 

 

Just trying to help out  each year it gets better and bigger I want to avoid any problems and keep "The Gathering" a fun and great place where we all come together and pitch in     

 

Feel free to add anything I may have missed that we should bring and make sure we don't forget 

post #73 of 97
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tiki Guy View Post
 

 Doug & Keith ......
Could one of you guys post a list of items we are willing to bring to "kick in"  so not only do we not need to run out to get more stuff ....but avoid having anybody shoulder the cost 

Plates ( sounds like we are set ) 
Utensils  ( plastic ) 

Drink cups  ( cold & hot) 
ICE ( we can NEVER have enough) 
Paper napkins

Garbage bogs
Cleaning supply's ( sponges dish soap etc etc )

Snacks ( pretzels chips nuts etc etc  ) 
Soft drinks 
Fire wood 
Buns, Rolls ,Bread 

Aluminum foil , plastic bags 


I know I'm forgetting something ......BUT its early and IF we get on it now and have a list of who's bring what or see something is not being covered 

 

Just trying to help out  each year it gets better and bigger I want to avoid any problems and keep "The Gathering" a fun and great place where we all come together and pitch in     

 

Feel free to add anything I may have missed that we should bring and make sure we don't forget 

I put a list on Page 1 in the first post but your list include more than mine, so updating that now :)

post #74 of 97

Keith and Charlotte I am so sorry for your loss. It sucks having to put down a pet.

 

So no job change yet, but still talks. Time will tell.

 

Ill do as in the past, wait to see what is needed and fill in the gaps for meals. I will still plan on bringing my normal pantry box and other dry goods.

 

Breakfast items: ill bring some eggs, potatoes, bacon and other items I find interesting to contribute.... I might even be able to figure out a way to help cook, might need to show me how.....

 

Paper plates sound to be covered, but we can also look at smaller ones for snacks or desserts. Also if you plan on making a soup or something that needs a bowl, bring the bowls and spoons, just a thought.

 

Ill have at least the same setup I have had the past couple years. Looking at maybe getting a couple more 10x10 tents, we shall see.

 

As was offered last year. If there is anything you would like me to demo/teach (does not have to be BBQ related) let me know. I am working on a larger sous vide cook chamber, so I can do a whole brisket this year, not the little partial one like last year.

 

The plastic boxes and containers I have brought in the past. How many need more? If none are needed, I wont bring many, just a few for event things that can be tossed at the end if needed.

 

Cocktail comp sounds fun. I will have to see what I can come up with for that one. Does it have to have a smoked component or is anything game. I would prefer anything, but can smoke something if needed.

 

Other food cooking comps, I am game. If we are doing ribs just need to know, so I can preorder mine a Sonny's. If dessert, ill see what candy I can find to throw in a bowl.

 

I am looking forward to the event, just has been a crazy year for us, so not much activity on SMF.

 

Jeramy

post #75 of 97
Thread Starter 

I would say the cocktails can be anything, dont necessarily need to be grilled/smoked.

 

As for supplies i'll have my normal Two 10'x10' canopies and 4 foldable tables with leg risers. Also i'll have my trailer smoker for anyone to use. 

post #76 of 97
Can't wait!
post #77 of 97
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Originally Posted by carol506 View Post

Keith said he still had plates so Im guessing we will be ok. If not Walmart not far. I'll volunteer to cook breakfast again, but will need assistants. We are really looking forward to Smoke Out.

If y'all remember John had a hurt knee which will be replaced Sept 4th.

Our friend, Gene will be joining us again also.

 

Carol - count me in to help with breakfast.

post #78 of 97
Quote:

 

Shared list of disposable items to bring and share

 

ICE ( we can NEVER have enough) 
Paper napkins

Garbage bogs
Tents/Canopies - Doug (Two 10x10's)

 

 

 

 

Put me down for some ice, napkins, trash bags and we have one 10x10.

post #79 of 97
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bobcats110 View Post
 

 

 

Put me down for some ice, napkins, trash bags and we have one 10x10.

Will do! Thanks @bobcats110

 

 

Also received some vac bags from @Lisa B from Vacuum Sealers Unlimited last week! Lisa has supported this gathering with her donations each year and we are very thankful! Her products are great and we usually use every bit of them to package up our projects at the gathering! Thank you Lisa!!

 

post #80 of 97
Thread Starter 

...oh and BTW more goodies coming soon :)

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