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We have been cooking outside longer than we have been cooking indoors. That is a very interesting thing when you think of it. Most people would really struggle to start a fire let alone cook over it.
It’s astounding how much we have changed. It’s amazing to consider just what we have become. Well, in an effort to gain some of our skills back, let’s talk about 5 ways to cook over a fire. Besides being a survival skill it can be quite tasty.
Cooking Over Fire
One of the best and oldest methods of cooking is over the fire. You can cook that food on sticks, over grates or using any number of contraptions that hold food above flames.
By cutting a few lines with the grain of a large log you can create what is called a Swedish torch. This is the perfect little firelog to sit a pan on. It’s a great way to cook in the outdoors
You can cook meat directly on hot rocks. That is a means of cooking that most people dont consider. Just be sure you dont pull those rocks from the river or nearby. Some rocks hold water and when heated they will explode from the steam inside them.
A longstanding prepper goto is the sun oven. The sun oven is a means of cooking food using reflective and magnified light from the sun. You will be blown away at what you are capable of cooking with a simple solar oven.
Cooking in the Ground
Another ancient method of cooking is to cook food directly in the ground. Food is often wrapped first and then laid on a bed of hot coals. The whole package is buried with dirt and after many hours, based on what you are cooking, you will have a meal.