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.
How to Cook a Steak On a Shovel [The Art of Manliness]