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Postby sdtripper2 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:21 pm

S. Heisley wrote:
And never, never, ever put soap in your cast iron!!!

And don't let your sister put them in the dishwasher either, even if she did offer to help around the house.

Could someone please enlighten me out of my ignorance? Thanx :)

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Postby 07rascal » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:41 am

One pot/pan meals, and one pan to wash with hot water heated in the dirty pan with a dab of soap and a rag, paper and plastic to eat from and off of. No sinks, no gray water to deal with. We camp so as not to have to do the "chores" we have around home!

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Postby mikeschn » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:12 pm

What soapy water can do to Cast Iron...


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Postby CAJUN LADY » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:37 pm

Yuck! :frightened:
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Postby PanelDeland » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:16 am

Do the CI per standard procedures.For the plates just look around for cheap plastic plates or paper plate holders.Carry a supply of tortillas with you.Use them for paper plates or plate liners.Then you can eat your dishes or feed them to the wildlife.Use the tortilla to roll up those boiled in a bag omlettes and there are no dishes 8) .I have also used small round loaves of bread hollowed out for soup bowls(needs to be a crusty bread which goes well with soup anyway.
I also use dirt or sand for the initial cleaning just scrub it around :roll: .Makes washing just a lot easier and uses less water.Used aluminum foil also works in place of dirt or sand.Of course you don't want to do the "Guest" china that way.
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Postby devigata » Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:46 pm

mikeschn wrote:What soapy water can do to Cast Iron...



You mean: "Soapy water without proper drying and re-treating" don't you? Oh, and improper storage.

That's not unsalvagable... but sad, nonetheless.
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Postby Lesbest » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:32 pm

Mike..... I'll give ya $4.00 for that DO!!

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Postby SIXTOTWO » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:07 pm

FYI: To avoid a black mess on your pots (other than cast iron), when cooking on the campfire, coat the outside of the pot with liquid dish soap(we use Dawn). When it comes time to clean up, the black washes right off-no scrubbing.
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