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Southeast Camper is Alive and Well

It’s been a while since our last update. We are alive and well.

As many of you know Facebook has become the “Go to Place” for information about our Dutch Oven Group and our Dutch Oven Gatherings schedule.

We met on February 6th for our Cabin Fever Dutch Oven Gathering to kick the year off. The weather cooperated with us for a nice partly sunny day that hit the mid 60’s. The week before had us worried as it poured pretty dang hard.

The Southeast Camper Cabin Fever Dutch Oven Gathering attracted over 50 cooks and guest with 38 recipes made in our cast iron black pots. The menu was abounding with everything you could want; nobody goes away hungry.

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Our next event is the first weekend in April. The Southeast Camper Dutch Oven Group (Charlotte, NC) will hook up with The Old Dominion Iron Chefs (Richmond, VA) for the NC-VA 2 state DOG. We will be camping at Jordan Lake in the Parkers Creek Camping Area, Loop 2. We will have a Pot Luck Dinner Friday Night with the Big DOG Saturday at Shelter #1 in the Seaforth Area. We like to meet about 8 am for a Meet’n’Greet along with breakfast. A few with make snacks and test recipes during the day. The main buffet will be at 4 pm right at the shelter. Afterwards we will have a drawing for some door prizes.

Get your gear ready along with your favorite recipe for an afternoon of outdoor cooking fun and fellowship.

We hope to see you at a Dutch Oven Gathering around the Carolina’s.

Dan

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

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