Our favorite easy dutch oven recipes, make all in one meals. When you're at camp and don't have all your kitchen equipment, it's just so pleasing to be able to create a meal in a pot.
This image is a dutch oven from a photograph made for McClure's Magazine, January, 1896, Vol. VI. No. 2.
The Dutch oven shown here was owned by Mrs. Ott, of Petersburg, Illinois. It was featured in an article in McClure's Magazine in 1896. "These Dutch ovens were in many cases the only cooking utensils used by the early settlers. The meat, vegetable, or bread was put into the pot, which was then placed in a bed of coals, and coals heaped on the lid."
How to control the fire at camp
More than likely, if you are at a
standing camp, you'll have access to a gas burner. Naturally it is much easier cooking with gas than
cooking on a camp fire.
If you are cooking at the fire, it's easier to control the heat, by taking coals out of the fire and placing it just to one side. Put the dutch oven on the adjacent pile of coals. You can adjust the heat by adding or removing coals as necessary. If baking, heap them over the dutch oven.
As scout leaders, we have years of camping experience with the objective
of teaching the kids independence in the bush. As a result our recipes
really are easy as the children need to succeed at their camp cooking
endeavors. Read some of our tips.
How To Select The Best Camping Recipes.
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