I have had the pleasure of hanging out with my dad at an early age as he introduced me to camping. He was not much of a cook, but more of father who wanted to experiment while at a campsite with the old ways. He was fascinated with his childhood of Cowboys and Indians and the life of frontiers people. When we went camping it was all about the local museums and food of the period and good home cooked meals. I remember well over ten years ago setting up camp in Shenandoah. With small tents and a billy, and he brought out a Dutch oven. I built the fire and processed the raw potatoes & veggies from the local market. Derek my dad seared the chunks of meat, as we built a well balanced stew (he would include peas and celery) and still is a memorable moment in my family life. We as a family have introduced the old ways to my son as we prepared wood fires and cooking with a dutch oven. I wish I had pictures. I don't most of the images prior to 2003 as they are on another drive. So its time to do it again for Ashley and I found this video of interest, I will include new footage as soon as we get a chance. By the way - Ray here makes a critical mistake. See if you can figure it out. Hint- Its not the proofing. There are two correct answers.
Why question the intentions of a road-crossing chicken?