Forget the days of the disposable BBQ or trying to heat enough food for the family on a couple of small camping stoves. With a Dutch Oven, you can cook a great variety of foods, from stews to even roasts.
Dutch Ovens are cast iron pots that you can heat over a fire, or over charcoal. In fact, you can put charcoal on the oven’s lid so that the food is heated from both above and below, just like an oven.
If you want to cook over a naked flame then you’ll need a grill.
In the past, we’ve used a simple BBQ grill supported by the stones over the fire. The problem with this approach is that it is difficult to adjust the temperature.
We now have a grill with a tripod. It also has a tray to use either as a BBQ (and works with the Dutch Oven), or as a fire pit for campsites that allow campfires but only when raised off the ground.
Campfire Cooking for Kids
We have a round-up here of some good books for encouraging your kids to get outside, and 3 of them are about cooking on a campfire, so check them out.Read more about Campfire Cooking with Kids >
This book, Moveable Feasts, is not specifically about campfire cooking, but it does contain a great many ideas and nutrition facts for outdoor activities.Read more about Feeding the Family Outside >
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