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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.

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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Video how to: Cook with your indoor Dutch oven using charcoal

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Suppose your Dutch oven is designed for inside use, with a rounded top and flat bottom. Can you modify it to work effectively outdoors? Yes, and here’s how.

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How to survive recipes: Award-winning Dutch oven beer-braised rabbit

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In a survival situation, good tasty recipes you can do under primitive conditions are a survival tool. Here’s a great recipe for rabbit, either wild or domestic, that can be cooked outside, using the coals from a campfire.

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Check out this Dutch oven wild game cookbook

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If you work it right, the hunt isn’t over when the animal is harvested. In fact, one of the best parts of the hunting experience is when you can start feasting on the meat!

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Book Review: The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook

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If you’re a hardcore outdoor cast iron cook, or a beginner wannabe, the new “Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook: A Treasury of Timeless, Delicious Recipes” is a must read.

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Recipe: Dutch Oven Rabbit and Broccoli Casserole

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Many hunters start out pursuing some small game species such as rabbits and squirrels. These animals provide a challenge, as well as fine eating. Here is a great recipe to use some of that meat.

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Recipe: Dutch Oven Rabbit ‘N’ Gravy

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Whether you hunt small game, or raise rabbits for food, knowing how to cook the meat of these animals could be  a very important survival skill. by Leon Pantenburg The U.S. Department of Agriculture circular #549 calls rabbit: “The most nutritious meat available.” Rabbit has 795 calories per pound, according to the USDA, compared to chicken with 810; veal, 840;…

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Gear Review: Camp Chef Dutch Oven Dome

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I was not paid to do this review. The following is my opinion, based on field testing. All I ever guarantee is a fair review. I will not sell, nor help anyone else sell any product I would not use myself. One accessory I field-tested last summer was the Dutch Oven Dome. When used in conjunction with the double-burner and…

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