Shortly after starting this website, I purchased a cast iron skillet for use when cooking outdoors. Little did I know that three years later my expensive, department store cookware would be cast aside and I would be using inexpensive cast iron for almost all of my cooking, both indoors and out.
I experienced a lot of trial and error as I learned to cook with cast iron. Probably the most important thing I learned was to wear gloves when handling the hot skillet or pot and also be make sure that the piece was completely dry before putting it aside for next time.
Last month I needed to take my beloved 12” skillet down to bare metal and and re-season it anew. The made me think that perhaps it was time to once again share some cast iron tips with Backdoor Survival readers. After all, we all need a refresher from time to time.
How about you? Do you have a beloved piece of cast iron that might need some TLC? Read more at:
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Bargain Bin: If you thinking about some cast iron, here are a few pieces that I own for your consideration.
Lodge Logic 12-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet: This purchase changed the way I cook. I use my cast iron cookware for everything from salmon, to bacon and eggs, to biscuits. For under $20, there is no excuse not to own this survival basic. Don’t forget the Lodge Set of 2 Pan Scrapers, a must have for cleaning those food bits from your cast iron cookware.
Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned 15 Inch Cast-Iron Skillet: Similar to the 12” skillet only bigger. Actually, quite huge (and yes, I finally have one!).
Lodge Dutch Oven/Camp Stove: I originally purchased this Dutch oven because it was so darn cute. But over time, I have learned to love it for its versatility. Remember, a camp stove is designed so that you can bake with it by arranging charcoal on top of the lid as well as underneath the Dutch Oven itself.
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This is hand operated washing machine. Like a plunger, it uses a technique of pushing and pulling the water through clothes to clean them well without wearing them out. It uses a minimum of water and less soap due to the agitation motion. Use in a bucket (5-gallon suggested), sink or tub. The best part is that it is only $14.95 at Emergency Essentials.
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