Campfire Cooking Equipment

Here's a selection of the tools you need to get started campfire cooking.

Cast Iron Skillet with Lid
A skillet with a tightly fitting lid is just the thing for sauteing, pan-frying, steaming, and saucing. Heavy-duty cast iron is durable, holds heat well, and is easy to clean. Buy the Lodge 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet at Amazon» Back to A Campfire Cooking PrimerAmazon
Dutch Oven with Lid
Ideal for soups, stews, braises, roasts, and baking, the lids of camp-specific Dutch ovens have a lip, called a flange, to hold hot coals. This supplies heat from above for baking breads, biscuits, and other baked goods. You can also look for a Dutch oven with legs, so that it sits over, and not directly in, the coals while baking. Buy the Camp Chef Dutch Oven at Amazon» Back to A Campfire Cooking PrimerAmazon
1-Quart Metal Bowl
This is necessary for baking more delicate recipes like steamed puddings or cakes. It insulates the batter from the intense heat of the embers, acting as a cake pan would in a home oven. Buy the Hemisphere Mixing Bowl at Sur la Table» Back to A Campfire Cooking PrimerSur la Table
Long-Handled Tongs and Spatula
Perfect for turning or moving food over a flame without putting your limbs in harm's way. Buy the Weber BBQ Utensil Set at Amazon» Back to A Campfire Cooking PrimerAmazon
Heatproof Gloves
While we would not recommend grabbing a blazing log with them, heavy-duty leather gloves can retrieve a hot pot or shift a cooking grate. Buy these Heat Resistant Gloves at Amazon» Back to A Campfire Cooking PrimerAmazon