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Cooking Over a Campfire? Here’s the Cookware You’ll Need

Dutch oven cooking over a campfire

Now, you can cook over a fire while camping with very little. Depending on the recipe you’re cooking, you can make food over the fire with something as simple as a stick or some tin foil.

However, if you want to cook better meals, then you’ll need some cookware designed specifically for cooking over a campfire. Here are some things that will make cooking over a campfire easy to do.

Rome Cast Iron Double Pie Iron

Pie Iron
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A good pie iron is a must-have if you’re cooking over the fire. It’s one of the easiest ways to cook a variety of things. You can make everything from desserts and sandwiches to things like calzones and even bread. The solid cast iron construction means this will hold up well over time, too.

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Bayou Classic Tripod Stand

Bayou Classic Tripod
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A lot of the campground you’ll stay at will have camping rings with a grill that can be swiveled over the flame. However, not all have this, and even when they do, sometimes having something to position your pot right over the fire is needed. That’s where this tripod comes into play. With this, you can hang that pot right where you want it.

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Lodge Cast Iron 3 Quart Combo Cooker, 10.25-Inch

cast iron combo cooker
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Cast iron pans and pots are a camping staple due to their ability to cook food evenly and easily and the fact that they’re some of the toughest cookware out there. You can set these pans on a grill face that sits over the open flame, or you can put cast iron pots and pans right on the hot coals. Either way, you need a good skillet and pot, and that’s where this combo set comes in.

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Lodge Cast Iron Double Play Grill/Griddle

Lodge Griddle
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A griddle is perfect for those early mornings. You’ll be able to cook right over the fire with one of these griddles. You can make bacon and eggs with ease and the other side of the griddle doubles as a perfect place for cooking steaks, fish, chicken, and hamburgers. It’s a special two-in-one piece of cookware you won’t want to head out on a camping trip without.

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CW Gear Toaster Forks, Set of 4

CW Gear toaster Forks Set of 4
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I mentioned cooking with a stick in the intro. You can do it if you have to but I’d personally rather cook with a couple of these toaster forks. These are perfect for cooking marshmallows, hot dogs, and other things that you want to hold right over the flame of the fire. They’re 20-inches long so you won’t get too hot while cooking.

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Bayou Classic 6 Quart Covered Soup Pot With Domed Lid

Bayou Classic 6 quart covered soup pot with domed lid
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Everyone needs a good pot for soup or chili. There’s nothing better than eating some chili or soup on a cold night around a campfire. Honestly, you could use this pot to cook just about anything. It’s a versatile pot and the fact that it’s made out of cast iron means it’ll last forever. If you don’t have a good camping cooking pot, this is the one to get.

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Sea to Summit Alpha Cook Set 2.1

Sea to Summit Alpha Cook Set 2.1
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Are you looking for something you can backpack with? Something that has it all and lets you carry it quickly and easily no matter where you go? Well, the Sea to Summit Alpha Cook Set 2.1 is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s a combo set that includes a pot with a lid, two bowls, and two cups with lids. It all features a unique nesting design so that it can fit inside the pot when not in use.

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Sea To Summit Alpha Pot

sea to summit alpha pot
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If you aren’t really into the full set shown above but you like the lightweight pot that is included in the kit, don’t worry. You can get just the Sea to Summit pot for your cooking needs. This lightweight hard-anodized alloy pot is perfect for cooking no matter where you are. It’ll make a great addition to your camping cooking list of gear.

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