The Dutch Oven is a cast iron pot, with a top, that can be used over a fire. Typically, the meal is placed into the pot and coals from the fire are placed below and on the lid to control the heat. These are amazing, and one of my favorite pieces of gear to camp with. You can make virtually anything in the dutch oven, and if once you learn how to use it, you will never go hungry while camping. Here are two recipe books to enjoy.