I'm in the market for some campfire cookware. I know nothing about it and have never really cooked on a campfire like that aside from a few times when I was a kid, so what should I be looking for? Would something like the Adjust-A-Grill be sufficient? I'd really like to do most all of my cooking outside if possible because I remember from my childhood, it tastes so much better and I'm just interested in learning how to survive with nothing else other than what's on my land! Anyone have some recommendations?
Brandon, I cook on a fire every summer when I'm out on the land. You're memories are right, food does taste better and it really does not take much equipment. Build a solid 3 sided fireplace with local stones. Old wire refrigerator or oven shelves make excellent grills. Potatoes squash or other roots can be roasted right in (under) a good bed of coals. Almost any heavy bottomed pot can be used over a fire but cast iron is probably best. I tend to use an hours cooking time as a general rule of thumb, but you'll learn that with a little practice.
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A great source for campfire cooking equipment, instructional videos, and cookbook is yalleatyet.com, by my friend Johnny Nix. You can see his shows on how to cook over a wood fire, and a fireplace (coming in March on Rural TV and later on RFD TV). He was on Campfire Cooking on RFD until 2006, and now has a show, Cooking Outdoors, on RFD TV and on Rural TV. Good Luck!
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