I am always looking for a solution to help with my efforts at dutch oven cooking. I am not a pro by any means, but I make some mean dishes in a dutch oven.

My first experience with a dutch oven was when I was a boy scout – a long time ago. We had two patrols at camp and both patrols were cooking separately. One night the two patrols had very different menus. One patrol had steak, the other had dutch oven stew.

I remember being very jealous of the patrol having steak. I was stuck in the patrol cooking stew. It just wasn’t fair. They had steak and we had to eat stew.


When it finally came time to eat, I sat down to a bowl full of the most amazing stew that I had ever eaten. It was incredible. The scouts in the other patrol were begging to trade their tough ol’ hunks of charred meat for our stew. As a cook, I was hooked! Since then, I have grown to love dutch oven cooking.

I am constantly looking for ways to improve my cooking with dutch ovens. At the sporting goods store, I saw the Camp Chef Camp TableCamp Chef Dutch Oven Table.

The table is big enough to hold 2-3 dutch ovens, and is nice in the fact that you don’t have to bend over to check your food. The height also keeps your food off the ground where dirt and dust may get into your food.

The table also includes a 3 sided windscreen to keep out the wind and help your food cook evenly.

The only downside that I could see was that the whole table might get hot. This could potentially cause problems if one of my 12 year old scouts touches the table while it is hot. I will have to be careful where I set it up and warn the scouts to be careful around the table so they don’t burn themselves on it while the food is cooking.

I will let you know how I like it after using it next week at camp.