Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Backpackable Dutch-LIKE Oven
Re: Backpackable Dutch-LIKE Oven
Sun, 25 Oct 1998 21:26:24 +0100
Scott, et al:
Yes, 7-8 lbs for an aluminum dutch oven is relatively light (if your
relative is caste iron). But the fact that it "averages" only one pound
per person fails the logic test ;-) - only one person carries it. Also,
three cookstoves to heat it (fortunately the energy crisis is over) is a
bit much. That's one cookstove too many (you always need a backup, and
there's no heat source from the top).
No, I'm not against aluminum dutch ovens. I have a 10"er myself, and
love it. One thing you can't do with an Aluminum dutch oven is
self-clean them in the coals - they tend to melt.
Now if you want one pot cooking for the trail (that takes only one
burner and no assembly) try a 14" wok - stir-fry, boil, braise, steam,
etc. It, too, works on the Appalacian Trail.
Psst, Scott, where along the AP are you?