Gather your gear
You need a camp dutch oven—one with feet and a flanged lid. Both the 4-qt. (10 in.) and 6-qt. (12 in.) sizes are useful. You also need long tongs; thick gloves; charcoal briquets (regular, not competition-style) and newspaper, a fire starter, and a charcoal chimney starter for lighting them; or a campfire with hot embers. (It's easier to control the heat with charcoal than with embers.) Then you need a cleared, fireproof area—a fire ring, if your campsite has one—or bricks, concrete, or sand with a double layer of heavy-duty foil set on top.