Use A Shovel As An Emergency Campfire Cooking Tool

There are a few things you need to take when you go camping. The last thing you want to discover after pitching a tent is that you left the cooking gear at home. Fear not — that shovel in the back of the car can be repurposed and used to cook over the fire.

You could reuse an aluminium can as a way to cook your food, but a clean shoven is a great way to cook food when you don't have enough cooking pots. Remember to avoid using galvanised metal and utensils containing lead because of the risk of zinc and lead poisoning.

Of course, you'll need to clean the shovel before you throw your food on it. We've already looked at how you can clean dishes with wood ash, so that should work if that's all you have.

Check out the video for the lowdown.

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    Great, except the reason that shovel was in the car in the first place was to dig toilet holes...

    Knew a guy who drove steam trains in SA who cooked meals on the fireman's shovel.
    i think it was called footplate food

    tbh if you're organised to bring a (full sized) shovel, you're probably organised enough to bring a grill or piece of sheet steel.

    Last edited 12/07/14 9:38 pm

    Putting a shovel in a fire will destroy the temper of the steel. Emergency use only and don't expect the shovel to be as strong as it once was.

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