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« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2015, 01:56:47 pm »

Dusty, . . .

This is not perfect by any means, . . . but it's a bit touched up.  Hope you like it.

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« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2015, 02:00:44 pm »

That looks real good , I hope mine can be saved . ,,,,,DT
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« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2015, 03:40:03 pm »

He's got almost as many dutch ovens as Delmonico!

I'll have 2 more of those 16" by the Muster.   
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« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2015, 04:35:35 pm »

dwight55,& DT,

Great images!
Any idea at the time period of these posted images?
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« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2015, 05:08:38 pm »

I think that first one posted was  from 1907 ,and second one I want to say was an image of a JA ranch cook but not sure. I do not know the date.,,,,,DT
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« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2015, 05:27:42 pm »

He's got almost as many dutch ovens as Delmonico!
I don't know! I don't think any two outfits has as much hardware as ole Del.,,,,,!
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« Reply #56 on: February 08, 2015, 06:26:50 pm »

That's because I'm often feeding far more than what a chuckwagon would have fed. 12 or more for them, sometimes 50 or more for me.

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« Reply #57 on: February 08, 2015, 06:37:46 pm »

DT,

Thank you.
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« Reply #58 on: February 10, 2015, 05:47:20 pm »

Del. I think it would be worth the trip up there just to see you handle that much making ready and cooking ! That is a task Pard !  ,,,DT       
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« Reply #59 on: February 10, 2015, 05:48:53 pm »

Mr. Blair. Always a pleasure Amigo! ,,,,,DT
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« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2015, 09:27:27 pm »

Del. I think it would be worth the trip up there just to see you handle that much making ready and cooking ! That is a task Pard !  ,,,DT       

It could be arranged. 


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« Reply #61 on: February 11, 2015, 09:52:39 pm »

Well, Del, . . . you're making a believer out of me.  I just bought a little 10 inch Dutch Oven, . . . so far we've done biscuits and a concoction called prison food.

It was pretty good:  onions, hamburger, beans, salsa, topped with cornbread & cheese, . . . baked it outside using charcoal, . . . not only did it turn out, . . . after I hit it with the powdered garlic, . . . it was pretty tasty.

I'm lookin for a 6 or 8 qt now, . . . and my wife is definitely enjoying me doing some more of the cooking.

I've also got an apple pie concoction I want to try, . . . justs trying to figure out how to get it out in one piece, . . . thinking on putting the pie in a pie pan, . . . let everything cool, . . . then pop it out.

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« Reply #62 on: February 12, 2015, 09:31:16 am »

Now we need to get you using real wood and real fire.   


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« Reply #63 on: February 12, 2015, 11:56:35 am »

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How much wood would you estimate you need to get you through an average event?
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« Reply #64 on: February 12, 2015, 12:29:36 pm »

Depends on how many people I'm feeding and for how many days, just like "how much gas does it take me to get there."
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« Reply #65 on: February 12, 2015, 03:41:53 pm »

I realize the "chuck wagon" cook may not care what fuel was available, or how much was needed, as long as it was enough to feed the crew along the drive.
I also know the quality of this fuel could vary greatly depending on the location during the cattle drive. However, the cook should have a pretty good idea, depending on the available fuel, if he was going to have enough to "cook" food for that crew.

I was kind of hopping, with your background and experience in camp cooking you would have some "estimates" and "average duration" might be on the fuel consumptions you have experienced within your background.
Thank you for your reply.
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« Reply #66 on: February 12, 2015, 05:07:35 pm »

How many, how many meals, what kind of wood, is there going to be people using it for a fire to sit around in the evening, how cold is the average temperature gonna be?   Is it going to rain?   What are I gonna cook?   How windy is it gonna be?   Is the wood smaller stuff, is it bigger stuff, if bigger is it split?  What species are the trees the wood came from?  Is it well seasoned, is it good solid wood.   

Exact answers need more exact information, any expert will tell you that. 
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« Reply #67 on: February 12, 2015, 08:49:23 pm »

Well, . . . If I can get the recipes working, . . . and get my brain accustomed to doing this kind of thing, . . . graduating to real wood is a goal to attain some day ahead.

The pictures are of my prize, . . . my grandmother's "bean pot", . . . the lid is long lost if there ever was one.

She used it for years, . . . cooking in a fireplace, . . . and later on a wood stove.

Yes, . . . how I wish it could talk.

The only mark is on the bottom, . . . an 8, . . .

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« Reply #68 on: February 12, 2015, 09:23:16 pm »

Dwight, it ain't as hard as the internet commandos will lead you to believe.
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« Reply #69 on: February 12, 2015, 10:48:51 pm »

Actually, my grandmother was a very special woman, . . .

If her body had been as strong as her character and her faith, . . . she would have outlived Methusela.

THE biggest two lessons I learned from her were not to be afraid to try something new, . . . and to always keep the faith.  I carry one of her letters to this day in my billfold.

Thanks for the encouragement.

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« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2015, 12:09:55 pm »

And if you think Skippy was bad,never ever never ever get Del riled up,hear tell he keeps a pit full of greased corn cobs fer fire starter! Shocked Shocked Lips Sealed
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« Reply #71 on: February 13, 2015, 12:14:42 pm »

I soak them in coal oil and light em up.

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« Reply #72 on: February 13, 2015, 07:06:58 pm »

Looks like period correct fire fuel to me!
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« Reply #73 on: February 13, 2015, 10:44:06 pm »

Corn cobs have to be grown in a cornfield. Cornfields need farmers, either sodbusters or peons. I suppose cattle drovers could buy corn at the start or along the way. Depending on availability! Local wood may, or may not, have been available in usable quantity

The real PC fuel to a large extent was buffalo chips. When I was reading about the NWMP March West, one point on their route was called "Woodend".  When the young and green Mounties asked how the place got its name, the Metis carters said that was where the wood ended! The carters walked beside the track with a sack to gather fuel or the boys were eating cold rations.
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« Reply #74 on: February 14, 2015, 08:22:52 am »

Dusty, . . .

This is not perfect by any means, . . . but it's a bit touched up.  Hope you like it.

May God bless,
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