Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer View Post
Close, but not quite. You put water and a handful of coffee grounds in a small, tin pot. Put that on the fire and start it cooking. Now you start your bacon and eggs, but put the eggshells to the side. Once the bacon and eggs are finished the coffee pot should be boiling good. Take it off the fire, throw the eggshells in to settle the grounds and take a touch of the bitter off, then pour into your tin cup.

I drank my coffee this way at home for years. The tin cup was reserved for camping trips but the coffee was made the same whether it was on the kitchen range or over a campfire. I think its also know as hobo brew. Puts coffee from a french press to shame.

Hmmm I always drink french press so I'll have to try this with the eggshells ... the actual method I use for camping is I have a diffuser (tea/coffee) that goes in my nalgene bottle and you can "stand brew" or "cowboy method" per the instructions... stand brew is you put the diffuser in the top, pour in the hot water, then put the coffee in the screen/diffuser then cap the bottle and stand it upside down for x minutes... the cowboy method is the same but instead of putting the grinds in the screen you put the water and grinds in the bottle then use the screen to stop the grinds from pouring into your mouth, I kind of like this method "the cowboy method" but it's totally store bought and made up by marketing, but it works. GSI is the company that makes the diffuser and Nalgene is of course the bottle company.

I like yours though, rugged.