Welcome to South East Camper,
My name is Dan and my wife is Katherine.
(photo taken on Lake Murray in South Carolina)
We thoroughly enjoy the outdoors, especially backpacking,
hiking and camping. Lately it's been day hikes with the
grandchildren. Along with those activities you need to eat, so we
took another one of our favorite things to do and that's
cooking and brought it outdoors. We especially like campfire
cooking and Dutch oven cooking using charcoal briquettes. Almost
any meal that's cooked at home can be transformed with
minimal effort and cooked outside. Many of the Dutch oven recipes
here at South East Camper have come from the home.
This is an old skill that's missing from most people's
life. Call it a survival skill if we were without electricity or
away from modern conveniences. When your campfire cooking or any
other kind of outdoor cooking you get to play with fire and who
doesn't like that. The whole idea of open fire cooking is
mysterious and primal and I think that that's half the
I remember my early experiences campfire cooking with my dad.
He would take me, my brother and some friends for a day of
fishing and an overnight camping trip. He would make his world
famous potluck stew in an old cast iron Dutch oven cooking next
to the campfire. After a long day of fishing and the sun going
down, the smoke from the campfire in the air would make dinner
taste like a gourmet feast.
Here at South East Camper we want to show you everything you
need to know about Dutch ovens, campfire cooking along with many
other outdoor cooking ideas. We have Dutch oven recipes you can
use in the backyard or while camping. If you take off for the day
or a week we will also have backpacking recipes and ideas for
quick backpack meals on the trail.
We wanted a place where all these things come together in one
spot. As we travel around North Carolina, South Carolina and
beyond we will add pictures of the places we visit and how we
cooked our meals. We will show small local parks for simple
walking and picnicking to National Parks for day hikes, backpack
trips and camping.
Please book mark this site and stop back often as it will be
Dan & Katherine