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I started this group because my family has loved to go camping and being outdoors for as long as i can remember. I would love for everyone to share your recipes that you like to make while you are camping, as well as ideas to cook while you are camping.
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Thanks so much
Jan 31, 2012
Scout the area for preexisting fire rings you could use again. If there are not any clear a flat area away from grass, trees, picnic tables or other debris that could catch fire. Make sure the pit is on dirt not on a flat rocky space as it will burn out. Gather good sized rocks to circle or form a U shape that is between 2-3 feet in diameter for the purpose of containing the fire and setting a grate over the fire. Gather kinling (small "dry" twigs and sticks) to get the fire started. Don't forget to pack a book of matches, large stick matches or a lighter in your camping gear to light the kinling. When the kinling is lit begin adding 2-3 larger (1 foot long) pieces of dry hardwood in a "teepee or A" frame over the kinling. This allows airflow and keeps the fire going long enough to get the coals for cooking. Continue to add a few more pieces to get more coals. This will take about 30-40 minutes. There will be wood and flames burning and some that has slowly dwindle into hot cooking coals. With a large stick or piece of wood spread coals over 1/2 of the pit. On the other half continue to add smaller pieces of wood to keep fire going and keep making coals to add to the edges and middle of your cooking pit. This will help keep the temp even. For cooking place a few large rocks in the coals to rest a grate or dutch oven over the coals for cooking. A grate should be about 6 inches above the coals (think the distance your BBQ grill grate is away from the heat source)
Be sure to put the fire out all the way before you leave. We always kept a 5 gallon bucket close to the firepit to douse the fire just in case the wind comes up.
Amazon.com has several camp stoves that are single burner with propane and double burner gas or propane that fold for compact carrying if you are a tent camper. There are even colapsible camp grates, stoves, single burners and portable ovens that you can put on hot coals or screw a propane bottle to. Just thought this info would be great for the camping newbies.
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