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Cast iron and Dutch oven cooking

Cooking in dutch ovens requires special gear and techniques, perfect for outdoor camp cooking, or cooking after a natural disaster in an urban emergency setting.

Three never fail Dutch oven recipes for campfire cooking

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New to Dutch oven cooking? These recipes are (virtually) foolproof. Learn how to wow your camping crowd with breakfast, dinner and dessert.

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baked sourdough rolls, Dutch oven cooking

Dutch Oven Recipe: Sourdough Italian herb dinner rolls

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This award-winning Sourdough Italian Herb Dinner Rolls recipe has incredible flavor. The recipe uses a cast iron Dutch oven and charcoal, but can be done in a conventional oven.

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Cottontail rabbits are prolific andare widely distributed throughout the United States. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)

Ten reasons to eat rabbit meat, and one award-winning rabbit recipe

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Rabbit meat is usually overlooked as a protein source. It shouldn’t be. Here’s why it should be on your menu.

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This venison was turned into chicken fried steak.

Try these three fantastic Dutch oven venison recipes for campfire cooking

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Venison and Dutch ovens go together like peas and carrots. These recipes are delicious, easy to prepare and virtually foolproof. And, they’re delicious!

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This Lodage 10-inch chicken fryer has been used constantly since I bought it new in 19813.

Cast iron review |Lodge L8CF3 Covered Chicken Fryer, Black, 3-Quart

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The most-used pan in my kitchen is a 10-1/4-inch Lodge chicken fryer. Here’s why you might need one, too.

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10 tips/secrets to improve your Dutch oven cooking

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New to Dutch oven cooking? Or just want to get better at it? These tips might help

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How to | Make fantastic, tasty chicken fried venison steak

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When it comes to hunting camp cuisine, fast and simple is good. This philosophy also applies to feeding teenagers, especially when they’re athletes and absolutely starving after a day at school followed by a hard workout. This recipe for venison steak covers both bases.

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This stack of garage sale cast iron skillets can be restored to usefulness with a little work.

Restoring a Cast Iron Treasure: How to clean and season the old time cooking utensils

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A little elbow grease, and some steel wool, can help you salvage a badly rusted cast iron cooking implement. Somebody’s rusty, dust-covered survivor of a failed camping trip may end up becoming a valuable addition to your cooking tools.

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How to make tasty Venison meat loaf in a Dutch oven

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Try this tasty recipe for venison meatloaf that can be made in a Dutch oven. There is comfort food and there is survival food, and there is no reason a recipe can’t be the same for both dishes!

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Five tips for Dutch oven cooking

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Dutch oven enthusiasts are always swapping tips or advice to improve their cooking. Here are five easy hints that don’t cost much.

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