Like Hamlet, we prefer camping in more remote, primitive sites without electric and we often find ourselves in cold situations where cooking inside is more comfortable. That said, there are a couple problems we've had (like too much condensation inside) even with a window or roof vent cracked. Another is my (maybe irrational) fear of bears. I've read so much about how important it is when (tent) camping to cook in an area away from where you sleep. Even heard that you should leave the clothes you were wearing while cooking away from the sleeping area. This is not practical when camping in a trailer. Actually, one of the main reasons I wanted a trailer in the first place was because I thought I'd be less worried about bears.
So of course, I have in my mind as I'm trying to go to sleep, scenarios of a big bad bear snuffling around outside the camper at 3 in the morning smelling that greasy pork chop I enjoyed before bedtime. Then I wonder if that mean, old hungry bear could rip off the door or bash out the window over my head trying to get at our food. We do have a 30,000 candlepower light and a falcon horn to blind the demon bear and scare him off if he does come around. So far we've had no bear issues even when camping in bear country. I'd like to hear what others have experienced!
So my camper is officially one year old now. After camping about a dozen times, most with electricity, one beach camp, and one boon docking on friend's river camp without electricity- I find I use my butane cooker inside to make coffee in the morning and reheating pasta when I have the midnight munchies, LOL. I take it outside to cook bacon. I have taken the 2 burner propane for NC Camping, because it was a 3 person camping trip - outside and more feeding. I have recently taken to bringing my 50 year old small hibachi grill that I inherited from my MIL. It fits nicely in my truck trunk box with a charcoal chimney, an electric coal lighter (super fast-my friend!) my extra electrical cable, and two scissor jacks. I have cooked oysters, fish, scallops, and shrimp skewers on the hibachi-all to my friends delight, so that just stays in the back of the truck and it's there if I want it. I either fish out charcoal from a fire or bring real wood briquettes. I can bring my cajun cooker and a big propane tank for some low-country boil if it is a group thang. But so far, I love the simplicity of my butane cooker and hibachi. Happy eating and happy camping! Poquito