Camp Oven Tip #102

There are many variations of the Dutch Oven sizes. For example: you can get a 12″ Dutch oven that can be as shallow as 3.5″ or as deep as 7.5″.

Camping Food Preparation Tip #101

These size/serving quidelines are just that – guidelines! The type of camping recipe and appetites of your campers will affect these recommendations. 4 – 5 qt. – (8″-10″ dia. x 3″ – 4″ deep)………………. serves: 2 – 4 people 6 qt. – (12″ – 13.5″ dia. x 3.5″ -5″ deep) …………….serves: 4 – 7 people […]

Camping Oven Tip #99

With just a general knowledge of how to use the hot coals, (and how many to use, which a cooking chart will be provided later on), you can cook any campfire recipe you want. It is the ability to put a heat source under and on top of the Dutch oven, (if it’s a camping […]

Camp Oven Tip #98

The method is so popular that there are major Dutch oven cooking competitions that draw a national slate of competitors. But with a nod to outdoor campers and real campfire cooks, these type of competitors almost always use charcoal briquettes, instead of campfire coals, to give them more dependable and regulated heat sources.

Camping Cooking Tip #97

Using a Dutch oven and hot coals you can cook any camping recipe you can think of, from frying steaks and bacon to made-from-scratch stews, from baking biscuits to cakes and strudels, and everything in between. But handling your dutch oven for all these tasks could be hot stuff, so a good pair of leather […]

Outdoor Camp Cooking Tip #96

Using hot campfire coals or charcoal briquettes for Dutch oven cooking is where Dutch oven cooking begins to become an outdoor camping art. A good, experienced campfire cook will use this method to come up with campfire recipes, (including baked goods), that you will remember for a long time.

Camp Oven Tip #95

Using hot coals for both cooking and baking with a Dutch oven is the most controllable type of cooking. You can cook slow or fast, and bake, just by adjusting the amount of coals or briquettes under and on your Dutch oven.

Camping Oven Tip #94

Using the Dutch oven sitting on a fire grate over the campfire flames, or even directly on the campfire without a grate will give you the fastest most intense heating.