Re: Cooking Turkeys on camping trips
Edward J. Wurtz, J.D. (ewurtz@HORIZON.WA.COM)
Wed, 23 Nov 1994 08:09:42 -0800
Mr. Schmidt's campout turkey dinner sounded great. For an August
"get back together" potluck roundtable a few years ago I cooked an outdoor
turkey based on a plan I saw at Philmont.
I took a 15 pound turkey and marinated it for 24 hours in a mixture of
soy sauce, garlic & lemon juice. I then suspended it on a chain about
five inches off the ground from a tripod made from poles lashed together.
I then placed three 4 foot pieces of re-bar in a triangle around the
turkey. Then, I inserted the 4 foot x 4 inch diameter chicken wire
columns over the rebar. Then I wrapped aluminum foil around the three
columns that created a triangular oven around the bird. I also put
aluminum foil on the ground below the bird.
I had lit the charcoal in a separate pile, then filled the columns. As
the coals burned down, I merely added unlit briquettes to the columns.
The bird cooks for 15 minutes a pound, just like in your kitchen oven.
Once you have this set up there is little to do but add more briquettes.
This was quite popular at the Roundtable. I think it started off the new
Scouting year quite well.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City