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Old 04-30-2013   #1
Denver, Colorado
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Dutch Oven Storage

Finally got myself a dutch oven for the raft. Yay!

I've got a full oar setup, but not exactly a lot of room in the kitchen box to add the dutch oven too.

Any of you have suggestions on how/where you have been storing you dutch oven on your boat? Do you keep it dry? etc?


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Old 04-30-2013   #2
Jenks, Oklahoma
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Here is what I do

I use GSI hard anodized aluminum Dutch Ovens on river trips. Since I do a lot of DO cooking, I have a York Box ( no longer made but NRS has a copy that seems stronger plastic) that my Ovens stay in. Plus room for partner steel coffee pot, partner steel griddles and assorted tools to cook in dutch ovens. I have fabric covers for my Dutch Ovens as well.

If you have cast iron, they will rust if stored wet. I rarely take cast iron on the river. But I have little plywood boxes I got off the internet and I would store them in a dry box on the river.

Do a google search and all sorts of covers will show up.

I have zip up covers for all my dutch ovens and recommend them. Some of them have hard tops and bottoms with fabric sides others are padded top and bottom.

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Old 04-30-2013   #3
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I keep mine wrapped in an old towel and tucked into my drybox. I used to keep it separate in an only kitty little box along with a charcoal starter, tongs, grabber, ove-glove, etc. I got out of that habit when I found I was using the DO for more than just charcoal cooking. You could wrap it in a cloth and stick it in a small drybag as well, just make sure you remove it between trips so the moisture does not sit in it.

The old towel is wearing thin, so I was looking at these, Dutch Oven Case, Outdoor Cookers & Grills, Gsi Outdoors | Campmor, just this morning thinking that would be a better option than finding another old towel.
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Old 04-30-2013   #4
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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If it's cast iron make sure you oil the inside after every use or it will rust up regardless of where you keep it.
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Old 04-30-2013   #5
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Mine goes in the drybox. Lid first then set the dutch on the lid, then a towel or something to protect the inside of the dutch and start stacking and nesting.

If you did buy a cast iron not sure what to tell you.
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Old 04-30-2013   #6
aurora, Colorado
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I just strap it to the diamondplate next to the drybox. Pad over drybox flops over it.
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Old 04-30-2013   #7
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Mine live in my dry box. Anodized aluminum 12 & 10, nested with thin foam in between to protect them, and both inside a cordura DO case. If they can't go in a dry box, then I like okieboater's "york" box idea. Good protection, easy to secure, easy to carry into camp.
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Old 04-30-2013   #8
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dutch storage

I keep my 10,12, and 14" partner dutches in a custom bag that has storage pockets on the inside of the top. The pockets store all the serving and cooking utensils. Contact me if I can help with your needs.
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Old 04-30-2013   #9
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I've cast iron DO's and have never had a problem with rust just keep them well oiled. Wrap it in a towel and dry box it or find a dry bag it will fit in. I've been using a DO bag I got from AAA it just ripped last trip and never kept it dry above class III.
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Old 04-30-2013   #10
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I store mine in its case and throw that in a rocker box. I can get the parchment paper, aluminum foil, tongs and oven handle all in the box.

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