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Cooking with a dutch oven is not only just pure awesomeness, it’s a great way to have better-tasting food.
I have to agree that if you have never used or only cooked in one of these for a short amount of time it’s pretty intimidating. Over at designmom.com, they explain all about the temperatures and times and other secrets to dutch oven cooking.
Dutch oven cooking can be used to cook when the power goes out too. In fact, a couple of hundred years ago is what people cooked with all the time. Get back to the old school way of cooking and fall in love with cooking again.
Did you know that the term “Dutch oven” is something of a misnomer? The pots are neither Dutch nor actual ovens! Rather, it refers to the casting process developed in Holland by which brass vessels were cast in dry-sand molds.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.