by Nikolaus Yee.
While you might imagine that everything is spit roasted over a roaring campfire flame, the reality is that coals are the heart of any camp cooking enterprise. The steady, high and slow heat that coals provide is much better for cooking than an open flame which will fluctuate in direction and intensity.
To prepare a campfire for cooking, first pick a safe spot at least 2.5 meters away from any trees or bushes that might be set alight by a flying spark. Digging a shallow pit or encircling the fire with stones, or both, allows easy and safe access to the fire.