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Old 01-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #21
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You don't need to make a campfire. (I mean, you can if you want to.) You can just start up enough charcoal briquets to make enough heat for the DO. Using a "charcoal chimney" works great. Sometimes the BBQ grill box at the campground is big enough for the DO, especially if you are just doing a single DO... (saves bending over, too!) Usually, though, you set the DO on the briquets, on the ground (inside a fire ring), with more briquets on top.

Here's a pic from one of Mike & Lori's DO demos, I think at the Oregon Gathering of 2006. Most impressive!!
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:02 AM   #22
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Thank you Mary! I am a visual person so the photo really helped! Actually, I do have one of those chimney gadgets that I use to start my Weber grill out here on the deck, even in winter. Although we just got 7" of fresh snow so the grill is buried in white powder. I am definitely going to try this new way of cooking as soon as the weather allows!!
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:43 AM   #24
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There are many sites to go to that will give you charts so you have an idea of how many briquets to put on the bottom and how many to put on the top to achieve a certain temp inside.

Baking tends to require more on the top than the bottom. Stewing, braising and such require more on bottom. If you get a lid holder, or find the right rocks, the lid can be flipped over and used for a griddle.

In a disaster a dutch oven could be one of the most versatile cooking implements you own. Almost anything can be cooked in one of these.

We even bake bread in ours when we are camping as opposed to traveling.
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