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Southeast Camper “Spring DOG” Dutch Oven Gathering 2015

We had our first Dutch Oven Gathering in February, the “Cabin Fever DOG” at Andrew Jackson State Park in South Carolina. The weather was good and the food was better, you would have never guessed by the picture that it was winter time.


Now that Spring Time is here, most of you should have your Dutch ovens spruced up and heading outside for some great weekend fun. The NC-VA 2 State DOG upon us this weekend, it is shaping up to be a Big DOG. We have a lot of coming that are new to Dutch Oven cooking.

This year is not going to be any different than the last year except for the addition of more friends that we met on our travels camping n cooking.

A Dutch Oven Gathering should not be stressful, it is time well spent with good friends while sharing a meal. Though it is fun to pull off a great recipe that everyone liked and your pot is empty (a quick WooHoo is optional).

This is our BIG DOG of the year. There is plenty of room for camping and the shelter has plenty of space for us to spread out and enjoy ourselves.


Stay Tuned for more,

Southeast Camper Dutch Oven Group

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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