Outdoor Cooking Tips & Tricks
Select the best cookware for your next outdoor meal. REI.com is a great resource for selecting the best products.
Keep cookware (Dutch ovens, foil packets & pie irons) closed while cooking to reduce heat escape, keep bugs out and bugs.
Cook on or over coals (charcoal or wood). Coals provide a more steady, even heat.
Dried pinecones make great fire starter and make a quick hot fire for just wanting to roast marshmallows or hotdogs.
Always have aluminum foil to line, cover and store leftovers.
Always use natural charcoal, no lighter fluid. Coals are ready when edges are grey and they still have some black to them.
Use cornmeal or salt as the abrasive to remove stuck food contents on cast iron
Welding gloves resist more heat and is higher up on the arm when handling hot cookware over a fire.
Keep pizza crust and gooey desserts from scorching, place a tortilla on the bottom of Dutch oven.