Dutch Ovens and tripods have been used for hundreds of years, both by pioneers exploring new lands and were also found hanging over open fires in homes where bread and hearty meals were cooked for the entire family. The Petromax Dutch Ovens are ideal companions for outdoor activities such as travel, camping etc.
Perfect for cooking over an open fire and in the home kitchen, they allow cooking food such as vegetables and meat very gently in its own juice. A very popular option used when cooking with a Dutch Oven includes using a tripod.
When we talk about campfire tripods we normally refer to a three-legged stand which is placed over your open fire using a chain with a hook that is used to hold your Dutch Oven in place, these chains are adjustable allowing you to lower or higher your Camp Oven depending on the heat from the fire and what you are cooking. The Tripods on the market today are normally made from steel and can be a bit bulky to carry. If you are looking for a lighter option well check out this very clever alternative from The German-based camp cooking gurus Petromax.
With this very clever Tripod accessory simply called the Tripod Lashing, all you now need to build a tripod is adjusted branches that will fit into the openings of the stainless-steel disc, all you then need to do is lock them by twisting slightly and hey presto!. The hooks and steel chain provided are used for hanging cookware such as a Dutch Oven or a coffee pot, teakettle or a Billy. The distance to the fire can be individually adjusted via the length of the chain.
Weighing 450 g the Tripod Lashing can also be used for building a shelter or a tipi, what a cracking yet very simple idea for more information click here.