The Amazing Cast Iron Dutch Oven

A cast iron Dutch oven can become a versatile and hardworking addition to your camp mess kit.

065 dutch oven - small stones
Several small stones, placed in the bottom of the oven, will make an even baking platform.
065 dutch oven - tools
The "tools of the trade" for Dutch oven cookery include a pair of curved pliers (for removing the lid and lifting the pot), a wooden spoon (for stirring), and a shovel (for digging the pit and moving coals). 
065 dutch oven - digging a hole
Dig a hole large enough to hold the iron utensil for slow underground cooking.
065 dutch oven - sliced apples
LEFT: For a delicious dessert, sliced apples are placed in the oven... RIGHT: ...and topped with a mixture of cinnamon, flour and raisins.
065 dutch oven - coals on lid
Heaping coals on the lid will help food bake faster.
065 dutch oven - cooking stew
You can make stew in the versatile cooker.

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