In the outdoors, there are few better feelings than knowing there’s a warm meal waiting for you back at camp, and in this episode of Backcountry College, Clay Hayes gives a lesson on how to bury your dutch oven for slow cooking. The process is easier than you’d expect, but it does take a bit of effort.
Burying your meal has several benefits over cooking above ground. The key incentive of this method is that due to the constant low heat, you can forget about the dutch oven and come back several hours later to find a fully-cooked meal. This is especially useful for hunters and anglers who don’t want to spend that much time tending a campfire. A properly prepared dutch oven will also present a low risk of starting fires and not likely attract animals to your food.