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  • JCGrill
    Club Member
    • Mar 2017
    • 1732
    • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
    • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
      Gas - Saber
      Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
      Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

    Camp cooking

    SWMBO and I camp (or glamp, I guess) between 3 and 6 times a year. I have a small propane grill, a white gas stove, and a propane burner. I also use cast iron and coals a bit. Rarely do I use the open fire for anything except the occasional foil pack. Dutch oven is something I'm just starting to learn.

    Anyway, I'd like to up my game a bit. Looking for advice or direction to some good reading on camp cooking. Not really looking for recipes, more technique. Low and slow is challenging with the tools I have, but I am up for the challenge.
  • Donw
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 3048

    #2
    Kent Rollins comes to mind when thinking about dutch ovens and cooking on open fires, https://kentrollins.com/ He has a lot of videos on YouTube also.

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    • JCGrill
      JCGrill commented
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      Looks like a great place to start. Thanks for the tip.

    • texastweeter
      texastweeter commented
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      Like all his recipes except his brisket, and his deep fried ribroadt.

    • klflowers
      klflowers commented
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      Kent is the man.
  • texastweeter
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 2895
    • Republic of Texas

    #3
    If you glamp, a small pellet smoker makes a fine addition to your arsenal. Not much you can't do with a Joe and a tamale cooker (to make a mini smoker out of it). I know a guy that uses a small pressure cooker (non electric) a lot when he camps too.

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    • JCGrill
      JCGrill commented
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      Generally don't have electricity. Sometimes, but not often. The pressure cooker is an interesting idea.
  • JeffJ
    Charter Member
    • Feb 2015
    • 2409
    • Michigan
    • Jeff

    #4
    When I went camping last September I brought my Jumbo Joe and my 14.5" Weber Smokey Mountain (which I used as a grill/cooker, not a smoker although it is excellent as a smoker as well). Both are small, portable, versatile and have a surprising amount of capacity. I cooked for 4 adults and 6 children and those 2 side-by-side got the job done just fine. As far as technique goes, it really just depends on what you are using. I do know that tripods are available for camp fire cooking - the grate is suspended above the fire and cooks Santa Maria style.

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