Originally Posted by ChicagoTom
I'm not sure why some are trying to change your mind. You asked a question and you're on the right track
The real question was at the end: “just wondered what folks out there have been using to make a nice simple cup of coffee.”
When I returned to camping as an adult, I started with a percolator because it was familiar; I grew up watching my parents use one. Someone mentioned pour-over on another RV forum a few years ago as a better way (for a number of technical reasons), and I decided to give it a try. I was surprised to find pour-over both simpler and better tasting. I offered it here as an alternative in case she had not realized there are other ways to make coffee using the stove.
She is free to do with that information whatever she wants, and I certainly wouldn’t attempt to change anyone’s mind that’s happy with their current coffee-making method. Myself, I never change my mind, but I do occasionally respond to new information.
One other remark about stovetop percolators- by way of information- they are good for making coffee in quantity, but they cannot hold coffee at drinking temperature for very long without acquiring the burnt taste of stale gas station coffee. For that you need a separate thermal carafe, which adds one more thing to clean.