There's just something about cast iron...

Trapper

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#18
I do a lot of Dutch oven cooking and baking, but my heat source isn't a conventional oven and my kitchen is a wall tent.


and I use coals instead of electricity which I'm ~ 35 miles away from



for typically 12 guys, I bake entrees like this lasagna



breads, rolls and loaves (I bake 4 loaves of bread every day for weeks)



and desserts - cakes, pies, etc



My kitchen that gets packed 23 miles from the trailhead into a wilderness area on mules





The guys really enjoy the fresh bread every day



even though our mess tent isn't all that fancy

 

Jerry Daschofsky

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#19
This thread was actually showing you can still use cast iron at home. Quite a few of us use camp ovens in the field. How I cut my teeth Dutch oven cooking was in a packed in elk camp as a young boy. Been doing it ever since.
 

Bradley Miller

Dances with fish
#20
This thread was actually showing you can still use cast iron at home. Quite a few of us use camp ovens in the field. How I cut my teeth Dutch oven cooking was in a packed in elk camp as a young boy. Been doing it ever since.
Actually, I started using cast iron at home just this last year with a dutch camp oven. It worked so dang well camping, I started using it in my kitchen. Then I started buying more. Now I've got more cast iron than I do reels.:)
(
It's my 'go to' cookware. Not that I don't love my new pressure cooker.)
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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#21
Actually, I started using cast iron at home just this last year with a dutch camp oven. It worked so dang well camping, I started using it in my kitchen. Then I started buying more. Now I've got more cast iron than I do reels.:)
(
It's my 'go to' cookware. Not that I don't love my new pressure cooker.)
Need any more? I'm liquidating the last of my collecting days. Only have about another 30 pieces to get rid of.

I should add my family always used cast iron in the house. Just my first experience cooking was in camp with Grandpa and Dad.
 
#22
I could use some more cast iron! A camp stove/dutch oven is sorely needed. I have an enamel coated dutch oven that I got as a gift, but I want a sooty blackish brown masterpiece.
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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#23
Most I'm selling are pans. I'm keeping all my Dutch ovens/camp ovens. Only Dutch oven I plan on selling won't be cheap. It's an old Griswold/Wagner camp oven.
 

Bradley Miller

Dances with fish
#24
Most I'm selling are pans. I'm keeping all my Dutch ovens/camp ovens. Only Dutch oven I plan on selling won't be cheap. It's an old Griswold/Wagner camp oven.

I've got a good basic inventory, I think. My dutch oven is a 10" camp oven, but I'd like to get a 12 inch model (not the camp oven) for around the kitchen. Now if ONLY they would make a cast iron pressure cooker.............
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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#25
I've got a good basic inventory, I think. My dutch oven is a 10" camp oven, but I'd like to get a 12 inch model (not the camp oven) for around the kitchen. Now if ONLY they would make a cast iron pressure cooker.............
I'm a prostaff for Camp Chef. I have a couple Dutch ovens. ;)

I don't think they ever made a cast iron pressure cooker Maybe a very old one maybe. But have seen old cast aluminum ones.