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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 Jeff "Jeffro" Kylberg May 9, 2015. 10 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

Recipes

Started by Rabbi. Last reply by Rabbi Oct 27, 2014. 2 Replies

B'HI am about to start Iron cooking indoors.  I have done some and love it but I am in the process of convincing my wife that I am safe in the kitchen with my skillet and Dutch oven.  I am looking…Continue

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

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Comment by Karl Helweg on July 23, 2015 at 2:39pm

Jeff "Jeffro" Kylberg  do you happen to know which BoB had the recipes?  None of our local bookshops seem to carry them so I'll probably have to order it sight unseen. 

Comment by Jeff "Jeffro" Kylberg on July 22, 2015 at 6:56pm

Karl, look in the Book of Buckskinning. One of those editions has a good section on colonial cooking.

Comment by Jeff "Jeffro" Kylberg on July 22, 2015 at 6:54pm

Karl, my favorite breakfast is Bubble and Squeek made with bacon grease. That's the way I use left over tatties and cabbage.

Comment by Karl Helweg on July 22, 2015 at 4:14pm

I have been asked to do a colonial cooking class for the local DAR ladies. We are planning to rent a covered pavilion on the beach with a raised fireplace inside and firepit just outside. The fireplace has maybe a 6' x 3' waist high work area. I have a pretty good collection of Dutch ovens, skillets, tripods, cross irons, tinned copperware, and cauldrons ranging from one can of stew to 10 year old child in size.
I was planning on using various colonial cook books and steal from my favorite JAS Townsend videos. Probably bake oat bread, meat and/or fruit pies, stew/soup, and some sort of sweets.

Any suggestions? Something that might appeal to younger DAR members? The emphasis is on 1st documentation 2nd authenticity and 3rd teaching cooking techniques.

Comment by Karl Helweg on January 26, 2015 at 4:54pm

Just a nice old Dutch oven picture. 

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.
 

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