Camping Tips

Camping Tips

  • Plan all your meals before you leave, making a list of every
    ingredient you’ll need. This way you won’t forget anything, and
    you’ll be sure to bring the right amount of food.

  • Camping trips usually involve lots of physical activity, so
    everyone will be extra-hungry: bring plenty of snacks!

  • Put your food in the car or in a lidded box at night or whenever
    you leave the campsite in order to keep the forest animals out of
    your food supply.

  • Bring plenty of garbage bags so you can pack out every last piece
    of trash you brought in with you

  • Bring some firewood: you can’t always count on being able to find
    enough around your campsite, especially if it’s heavily visited.

B-man :smiley:

how to season…or re-season cast iron

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Wash new cast iron cookware with warm soapy water and promptly towel dry. Generously coat cookware with vegetable shortening or oil. Bake in oven for 1 hour. I always bake with pan upside down.

Remove skillet from oven and rub again to redistribute oil. Place in the oven and bake again for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Wipe excess oil off with paper towels, then allow to cool before storing. Store in a cool, dry place, with paper towels below and on top of skillet to protect shelves and skillet.

Clean cast iron pans by first wiping them clean with a paper towel or soft cloth and, if necessary, gently scrubbing with a nylon pad. Never soak or wash in soapy water unless new, rusty or really burnt. Can also heat pan with stuff stuck to it, then add a little water, then stir with wooden spoon… like de-glazing a pan, then wipe with with paper towels, etc…