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BIGDADDYBR549



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PostPosted: Sunday 9-23-2012 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great story Bigfoot8, I agree about old times being tougher. I hear people talking about stress, but what would be more stressful than not knowing if your child would eat tonite. I've always wanted to begin a sourdough starter, but don't think I have the attention span, plus I don't need that much bread, I'm already on the full figured side. Once saw a story on TV about a family who had brought a starter across the ocean, across America to current day without letting it die. Many generations of daughters had kept it in the same stoneware crock with the same cloth over it and had kept the same batch that was started in the 1700s in Europe. The current daughter didn't want to have anything to do with it cause she was afarid she would be the one to let it die. That's a lot of pressure.
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PostPosted: Sunday 9-23-2012 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great story Bigfoote! Thanks for sharing it.
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Furseeker



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PostPosted: Wednesday 9-26-2012 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've used a modified version of this method during elk and deer hunting seasons many times. We used a hole in the ground as described above but we used charcoal briquets in the bottom. We didn't use any on top so we would cover the hole with plywood then cover the wood with dirt. Probably cheating but it was a little cleaner. We would start the cooking in the morning and whatever was in the oven was ready when we returned from the evening hunts.
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Stanbiker



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PostPosted: Sunday 9-30-2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was a common method in the logging camps in northern Maine as well. Actually, it is still fairly common for family gatherings to have bean hole beans.

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DOpig



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Location: Syracuse, west of the Mississippi

PostPosted: Saturday 10-6-2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update! I went deer hunting with my two oldest sons and had a great time being with them, however the hunt was unsuccessful. As for my desire to try this new cooking method (new to me) I am sorry to report that it also was unsuccessful. Thankfully my son brought his CampChef camp stove that saved the meal.
I believe that the main problem was the type of wood used. Pine is not a "hard" wood and burned too fast and lost its heat when buried.
Oh well. Nothing ventured nothing gained. Failure is not an option! I'll have to try some of the variations that have been posted.
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