A few days ago, I was looking for a special utensil in our storage and got to thinking about cooking under, under primitive conditions.
Right away I thought of everything I have for an emergency and went da. What a moron, I have several plastic spatulas and large spoons in my storage. Cooking over an open fire with plastic, come on be real. That would be like cooking on the BBQ with a plastic spatula and having it melt all over the food.
So of course, I will change that and the plastic stuff will be given away. It’s still useful in the house under normal conditions, but not over a camp fire. So my solution is not only to get metal utensils (garage sales) but an extra set of BBQ utensils. They are long and have wooden handles and they are made to use in hot conditions. You also might want to store some of those metal brushes (the kind men use to clean the battery cables off) to clean the grills. The ones that come with the BBQ sets don’t last long if you cook a lot on the grill.
Other things that will be useful are:
- Pot holders or oven mitts
- Skewers or grill forks
- BBQ cooking accessories for vegetables, fish and corn I am not sure how many kinds there are out there for that use, but I see them at garage sales and thrift shops all the time. Those items would be great over a campfire; you don’t have to worry about pans or oil.
- Welders gloves, my son always brings a pair when we go camping and he can reach into the fire and move hot pans and things around without burning his hands.
- Good knives
Any way this was my New Year bright idea and I am now in the process of unpacking and repacking the correct items. Think about how many other things you can think of that you might need to look over and change.
Has always, we welcome your replies and suggestions.