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2014 Year End Thoughts

What a great year for the Southeast Camper Dutch Oven Group. We had really great weather for the gatherings this year and we hope it keeps going into 2015.

Our group has grown over the last few years from 3 to as many as 30 to 40 folks joining us to cook. I’d like to thank everyone that helped make the Southeast Camper Dutch Oven Group a good time.

The Southeast Camper Dutch Oven Group was represented all over the country this year. We had representatives at the National Dutch Oven Gathering in Iowa, East Coast Dutch Oven Gathering in Pennsylvania as well as the Mile High Dutch Oven Gathering in North Carolina.

We already have several Dutch Oven Gatherings scheduled for the new year starting with our Chili DOG, February 7th and the NC VA 2 State DOG at the end of March 29th.

We had a large turnout for the Southeast Camper Spring DOG and plenty of food to satisfy any appetite.

We will be back at Kings Mountain State Park on the last Saturday in April.

Stay tuned for more.

Thx,
Dan & Katherine

2nd Annual NC-VA 2 State Dutch Oven Gathering 2014 in Review

We had a real good time hanging out with the IDOS chapter from Richmond, VA, the Old Dominion Iron Chefs. This was the second time we met for the NC-VA 2 State Dutch Oven Gathering.

Southeast Camper Dutch Oven Group and The Old Dominion Iron Chefs have gathered many times in the past, DOG’s, Cook-Offs and camping trips. We’ve gotten to know each other fairly good and talk about next year’s DOG has began.

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We had a total 25 people including guest producing 16 black pots for dinner. The variety and quantity of food was outstanding and nobody ever leaves hungry.  The weekend starts off with a big potluck on Friday night where we meet the new cooks while catching up with old friends.

Most Dutch Oven Gatherings are at state parks making them a fun filled weekend of camping and cooking. When we are not cooking we are sitting around the campfire catching up on news and trading a recipes.

Our weekend DOG had enough rain to send most folks packing, but we endured and the 2 State Dutch Oven Gathering was very enjoyable. Most Dutch Oven Gatherings that have some kind of crazy weather, be it rain or fog tend to be the best cook outs because folks will focus more on the food and each other.

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If you were at the 2 State DOG, please send us your pictures and for those wanting to join, stay tuned for upcoming dates.

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Our next Dutch Oven Gathering will be Southeast Campers “Spring Dutch Oven Gathering” at Kings Mountain State Park on 4/26/204, 9am for a Meet’n’Greet ending with the Cast Iron Buffet at 4pm.

Bring you recipes and gear for a fun afternoon.

See ya soon
Dan “Camp Master”
IDOS Chapter serving the Carolina’s

NC-VA 2 State Dutch Oven Gathering 03-29-2014

NC-VA 2 State DOG is set for March 29, 2014

We found a new home for the 2 State DOG Dutch Oven Gathering, Camping Trip at Jordan Lake State Park near Apex, NC.
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We will meet with The Old Dominion Iron Chefs from Richmond VA for a full day of dutch oven cookery. The Dutch Oven Gathering will be held in the Seaforth area at Shelter #9 starting about 9 AM for some snacks and a full cast iron buffet at 3 PM.

Camping is available in the park at the Parkers Creek Campground about a mile north of the shelter. Please book your camp site on Loop 1, Sites 1 thru 14, so we can be close together. We can do a potluck, weary traveler’s dinner Friday night for those coming in late.

Reservations can be made online ncparks.gov

Looking forward to seeing everyone,
Dan & Katherine – Southeast Camper
Peter & Amy – Old Dominion Iron Chefs

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