Originally Posted by Gremlin
Dutch ovens are for more than just cooking, I've taken mine to bed with me! On a cold, wet Deso trip, when I lost the zippers on my rain fly and tent door, I put rocks heated in the coals of the firepan inside the ovens. I left the lids ajar and draped my sleeping bag over them. They stayed nice and warm while I dozed off. I'm very fond of them.
I have to say that I am very found of my rocks also.
If you are taking 2-5 hours for a dutch oven meal on the river then you are doing it wrong. I can do DO lasagne in 1 1/2 hours. 45 min. prep, and 45 minutes cook.
Desserts should take 1 hour including prep.
Aluminum is the best way to go.