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Men of the Dutch Oven

Cooking with coals and iron. What could be more manly than that?

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Dutch Oven Camping

Started by Timothy Ferguson. Last reply by Neill Jun 11, 2013. 9 Replies

I am planning a camping trip this fall and it will be my first Dutch Oven experience. What are some pointers or maybe easy recipies? Is there a learning curve to using them or is it pretty simple?Continue

Tags: Dutch Oven, Camping, Cooking

What is your dutch oven story?

Started by Ryan Stefani. Last reply by Neill Sep 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Everyone has a story. Whether its a victory or a defeat. Post yours and enjoy others. I work at a Boy Scout camp every summer. One of the weeks we had Girl Scouts in camp and they wanted us to teach…Continue

Tags: oven, Dutch

Controlling Temperature While cooking

Started by Russel G.. Last reply by Timothy Ferguson Jun 6, 2012. 4 Replies

I was recently reading a great article from Scouting Magazine that covered a lot of the basics of Dutch oven cooking. (Dutch Oven…Continue

Tags: Tips, Temperature, Scouting

Dutch Oven Recipe "Dump"

Started by Karl Helweg Aug 5, 2011. 0 Replies

Just a place to save links for Dutch oven recipes. http://www.dutchovendude.com/dutch-oven-recipes.asp  Continue

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Comment by J. D. on January 20, 2014 at 12:22pm

I spent New Years Eve with some friends and friends of those friends.  The home where we spent the evening had a custom-built fire pit in the yard complete with some kind of a rig to suspend multiple Dutch ovens over the fire from any height.  I haven't yet learned to cook this way, but I hope to master it one day.  Your outing sounds like a hell of a lot of fun.

Comment by Jeff "Jeffro" Kylberg on January 6, 2014 at 11:56am

Went to a BCUSA outing in San Saba,Texas this weekend. Ate out of a dutch oven all weekend and other than a tea kettle that's all you could possibly need or want.

Comment by Pete Ness on April 5, 2010 at 1:01am
Russell. I plan to. I've done lots of outdoor cooking while working summers as a fishing guide while I was a student, and nothing beats it. Trying Dutch Ovens should be interesting and rewarding..
Comment by Russel G. on April 4, 2010 at 11:20pm
Pete, welcome anyway. Stick around, maybe you'll learn to like the real Dutch Oven. :-)
Comment by Pete Ness on March 31, 2010 at 3:48pm
Ooops. I'm in the wrong place. I thought a Dutch Oven was when you fart and pull the sheets over your bedmates head.
Comment by Carl M on January 11, 2010 at 4:51pm
I have been trying to figure a way out to use dutch ovens in not so perfect weather. I saw a Volcano Cook stove, actually 2 different styles but same concept, at Sportsman Warehouse and was wondering if anyone had experfience with them. Any one give some feedback on them?
Here is the link for a description of the stove http://www.volcano2.com/
Comment by Robert Disque on December 15, 2009 at 5:10am
I used one because a friend gave it to me. It didn't distribute the heat evenly. I used to get burnt parts in some dishes I cooked. After some time I figured out it was where coals were bunched unevenly. If you make sure you place your coals evenly you shouldn't have too many problems. Other than that I never had much of a problem with it. Although I did get rid of it. I like my cast iron.
Comment by Carl M on December 15, 2009 at 12:59am
At the risk of being smothered with hot coals, has anyone used (or knowledge of) a cast aluminum dutch oven? I am considering one just for the weight factor but don't know how they perform. I see they have anodized and unanodized also.
Comment by Carl M on September 26, 2009 at 4:17am
Russel The foil casserole pans I bought worked great. These liners are supposed to be a better fit. Casserole pans required bending and folding to fit. Even when using the liners spray with cooking oil spray so food doesn't stick to pan, works wonders. Even heavy duty foil works good but it tears easy.
Comment by Robert Disque on September 25, 2009 at 7:00pm
Camping is indeed incomplete without Dutch Oven cobbler. My dad always made cobbler when we camped. I carry that tradition on with my kids. It's not camping without cobbler. Oh, and hobo stew.
 

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