How to Cook Over a Campfire Without Tinfoil

Tinfoil has been a campfire staple almost since its invention in 1910 (one of its first uses was to wrap Swiss chocolate bars, which makes itsCampfire importance in history undeniable). You can find recipes all over the internet of different hobo dinners, tinfoil barbecues, and tinfoil-wrapped campfire desserts.

But what if you get to your campsite, pull out all the food, and realize you forgot the tinfoil?

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Make a Smoker from a 55 Gallon Drum

Smoker with meatWe had been wanting a smoker for awhile, but were not willing to spend the equivalent of two months rent on a Traeger. Fortunately for us, Popular Mechanics came out with plans to build your own for between $50-$100 dollars. Much better!

The plans are straightforward and funny, which makes the process more fun. We highly recommend this smoker, as it has led to countless delicious hunks of smoked meat. Continue reading

Pizza Dough Press

Pizza PressWe bought an outdoor pizza oven for the back deck this summer in celebration of actually having a deck. After lots of pizza parties we realized the most time-consuming part of the whole process was rolling out the dough, since the pizzas themselves only take 2 minutes to cook. So we made a pizza dough press to do the dough shaping for us.

It’s basically an oversize tortilla press with some modifications.

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