SUPERIOR COOKING WITH CAST IRON COOKWARE
One of my favorite aspects of traveling in a good overlanding rig is I prefer to cook using cast-iron pans. The obvious benefit is true iron cookware needs only minimal cleanup. A well “seasoned” iron frying pan is superior to most other types of pans in that it will hold its heat longer, thus preserving precious fuel; it’s relatively sticky-free, if properly seasoned; you can use sturdy metal cooking utensils without worry of scratching the pan; cast iron tends to cook food more evenly; and I feel it imparts a more natural flavor to my recipes. By flipping one over and using one pan like a lid, they also make an excellent impromptu oven, for foods like baked potatoes.
So when it comes time to compile my camp kitchen, I reach for three large cast iron fry-pans. I like that I can stack them together and shove them in the bottom of an overland drawer system, or stash them in my Big Bull Roll-up, a bag that, in this case, is my chuckbox replacement.
EASY CAMP KITCHEN RECIPE
Try this dish on your taste-buds.
Cabbage, potatoes, onions, and garlic all travel surprisingly well with minimal cooling effort. They also provide enough variety in textures and flavors to make a delicious base for your dinner.
Eating well on the trail is half the fun of romping around and finding the roads less traveled. A critical part of making that possible are the tools that make up your camp kitchen.
ORGANIZE YOUR CAMP KITCHEN SUPPLIES
Interested in that hanging pantry I’ve got behind me? That’s our Big Bull Roll-up. In the first part of this series, I demonstrated how to use a Big Bull Roll-up — how to pack it, how to organize it, and why it’s better than a chuckbox.
Perhaps you’re already familiar with the Big Bull Roll-up, and its talent for serving as a trail pantry? You can maximize your space by organizing it with a packing list, like this free downloadable one:
Next stop, camp coffee time!
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