A cast iron Dutch oven can become a versatile and hardworking addition to your camp mess kit.
Several small stones, placed in the bottom of the oven, will make an even baking platform.
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).
PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOSCAMP
Dig a hole large enough to hold the iron utensil for slow underground cooking.
LEFT: For a delicious dessert, sliced apples are placed in the oven... RIGHT: ...and topped with a mixture of cinnamon, flour and raisins.
Heaping coals on the lid will help food bake faster.