Your camp cookbook

With these easy recipes, transform ho-hum camping food into meals fit for royalty

How to cook in a dutch oven

Use this handy cooking tool to simmer stews and bake warm treats like cinnamon rolls right in camp

Gather your gear
Thomas J. Story

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.

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