When I began cooking with Dutch
ovens, with my mother as my teacher,
we always cooked on the ground
. When I got older, I decided the ground was a little
too low for me to work on , so I thought there must be
a better way and I began to think of something so I didn't
have to bend over so much . There are many different ways
to accomplish this but everything I found to buy had
something wrong with it. So I decided to build my
The stove I build
has a place to hang all your tools on and a place to put
the lid down so you don't have to hold it while you add
to the oven or stir the food. The removable legs are
made of pipe and attach to the stove with a pipe coupler.
The hooks for the tools are on a piece of tubing that stands
above the end of the stove. The back of the stove folds
up and is held up by two rods that also holds the two shelves
that hold the oven lids. This serves as a wind break.
is 16 inches wide by 40 inches long, but could be of any
size that fits your needs. This one holds three 12 inch
ovens with room to spare.
cooking is done, you simply put the hook stand, legs, and
rods that hold the back up, inside and lower the lid and
secure with 2 bolts that hold it closed. The suitcase handle
makes it easy to carry.