Did you know Dutch ovens and cast iron cookwear went West with pioneer
women, and some of it is still being used? That’s amazing, isn’t it? Especially in this throw-away society we’re living in. If you take care of cast iron cookwear well, it can last 150 years or more!
You can cook just about anything in a Dutch oven, whether it’s meat, vegetables, or a casserole. A Dutch oven is heavy, so it’s not something you’re likely to lug around while backpacking; but if you take one on a family camping trip, it will do very well over a campfire.
Did you know you can even use a Dutch oven for cooking storage food? Check out a couple of other posts I’ve written here and here. You can find out still more by getting a copy of Stop, Drop, and Cook, by Mark Hansen. He’s a real Dutch oven expert.
A Dutch oven is an excellent addition to your survival kitchen. If one was good enough for pioneer women, it’ll surely be good enough in a survival situation when modern conveniences aren’t available.