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I’ve been carrying my Dutch oven in my car for a few years now and I can’t imagine a camping trip without it. My Dutch oven is one of my essential pieces of equipment and I’ve used it extensively. To avoid burning your food and cook delicious meals you need to master its use. Once you manage to achieve that, there is no limit to what you can cook with your Dutch oven.
If we look back at how our ancestors used to live, we will discover that this cooking tool was an indispensable cooking accessory for them. It was praised by the settlers and pioneers on the American frontier and it was the main cooking tool for most trappers. Unfortunately, cooking with cast iron, especially with a Dutch oven is becoming a lost art nowadays. It is a piece of history that is quite underrated and few people know how to use it to its full extent.
A Dutch oven normally measures from 8 to 16 inches around and weighs up to 30 pounds empty. This is all due to the heavy cast iron from which it is build. This is a fact you need to consider if you want to take it with you during your trips. It is the perfect tool for cooking in the wilderness because it needs less fuel compared to the other outdoor cooking methods. Hot coals from a wood fire are all you need to cook your food with a Dutch oven.
When it comes to Dutch oven cooking, one needs to learn about storage and seasoning, how to correctly use it the first times and how temperature control works. Besides this you will also need the proper tool to operate your Dutch oven.
Read more about Dutch oven cooking and how to master this lost art by reading the following article:
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.