Great recipes! I cook with one with the wire on the top, just in my regular oven. makes great baked chicken! or stews.
Years ago, when I used to go on week long kayak trips ( out in the Pacific Ocean off of Vancouver Island), we'd bring along a dutch oven. You see, sea kayaks can carry a TONNNNNNN of gear. As long as you do not need to portage your kayak, the weight is more or less irrelevant. You do, however, have to keep room in the boat for floatation. Otherwise, if you should flip the kayak, it will sink!
anyway . . . . we used to make blackberry cobblers with the wild blackberries we picked. We made clam chowder with the butter clams we raked from the gravel. We made crab bread (crab cakes all together), steamed rockfish . . the best stuff ever!!
You pan with the lid lifter will be the best one for camping because the lip on the lid will keep the coals from falling off.
Hope it works.
oh, and by the way, you get iron from them, which is good for your health! especially if you cook something acidic like tomato sauce in it.