There's just something about cast iron...

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by bitterroot, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Patrick Gould

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  2. Jim Wallace

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

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    for typically 12 guys, I bake entrees like this lasagna

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

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    and desserts - cakes, pies, etc

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

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    The guys really enjoy the fresh bread every day

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    even though our mess tent isn't all that fancy

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  4. Jerry Daschofsky

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    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.
     
  5. Bradley Miller

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    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.:)
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    It's my 'go to' cookware. Not that I don't love my new pressure cooker.)
     
  6. Jerry Daschofsky

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    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.
     
  7. Gary Knowels

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    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.
     
  8. Jerry Daschofsky

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    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.
     
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    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.............
     
  10. Jerry Daschofsky

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    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.
     
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    Are you saying you have a couple of EXTRA dutch ovens? :) $?
     
  12. Jerry Daschofsky

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    LOL. No. I use all I have and rarely turn any over. Have one antique camp oven and a bunch of misc skillets.
     
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    I have a 12" skillet that was my grandpa's that I use for everything. I love that thing. I could use another depending on the price.
     
  14. Jerry Daschofsky

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    Most will be smaller pans, under 10". Alot of egg skillets. Only one dutch oven, and it won't be cheap. But most skillets will be under $20 probably.
     
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    Name a price on your biggest skillet and I'll take it.