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Iron Cooker Updates – May Newsletter

May 26th, 2011 by ironcooker

Iron Cooker Newsletter 5-25-2011

Updated Camp fire OvenWelcome to Iron Cooker.
Normally this is where I would start out answering comments from our readers. Do not get me wrong, we have had our share of comments this week too. But the comments we have had is not what we have an answer for, at least not one most of you want to hear. One big complaint we are hearing is about the prices freight companies are charging. Well folks I have written my congressman, you should too. Gas prices have taken off to a new high & Congress needs to hear your opinions. Be nice & tell them you’re staying closer to home, your ridding your bike & taking a bus. You are not giving  up your vacation but it is in your back yard. They need to hear that you are not taking your car to Washington DC, you’re not coming to spend your money to see the other things they have. If they won’t listen you are going to vote for someone else.

Like I said, I sent to my congressman so you do your part too.
Next item on our minds this week is camping. Yes I said camping! Show them you’re not crawling under a rock & build your vacation at a local lake. Do not make your kids suffer because gas prices & our congress won’t budge on this. Have a good time in your neighborhood with an outdoor grill & a game of lawn darts. Isn’t that what camping is all about anyhow? Doing something different than you normally do at home & spending time outdoors with your family?  Its springtime for goodness sakes, get out & have a good time, take a walk along a lakeside, go hiking in a field or just watch the stars while sitting beside a campfire in your back yard. Just make a plan to have fun no matter what. The Plan is to not let someone spoil your summer because we are Americans & we don’t need their oil to have a good time.

You have noticed by now that this isn’t our normal newsletter filled with ads to buy this & that from our store. We just don’t want anyone to give up their camping or fishing season. It is too big of a part of our readers lives, to hear about even one person missing what they love to do. So do not just sit back & feel bad, buy what you want within reasonable standards & have a good time anyhow. The time you miss out on is time you can’t have back.

A big thanks to the person that wrote in to say she was giving up her camper this summer because it was going to cost too much to travel. After calling her yesterday, her & husband are taking a trip to a local campground they never thought of, spending two or three weekends instead of a long two weeks away traveling. It is something that we all can do without robbing our bank accounts.


I do have to give you some updated news though or this wouldn’t be an updated Iron Cooker Newsletter.

We have added another new line of products that we are very proud of because they are American made!

We are now selling Jacob Bromwell Cookware that is made in America.Popcorn Popper
We are adding new products in this line every week.

So far we have some great products. One is an old time looking Popcorn popper that goes great on any campfire or back yard grill.
Your kids will love this one.

Now we give you this recipe.



Bullseye BBQ Sauce (your flavor choice)

Campbell’s Pork & Beans

French’s yellow mustard

brown sugar

1-2 onions, diced

bacon bits

Drain the pork and beans and put in a pan. Add BBQ sauce, brown sugar, onions, and bacon bits. Squeeze in a generous

amount of mustard. The quantities are up to you. Mix well and warm them.

NOTE: If you’re making this for adults, you might want to add 1/4 cup of Meyers dark rum.


HEAVY DUTY Aluminum Foil

6 Chicken Drumsticks (or whatever kind of chicken you prefer)

Peeled and Quartered Potatoes

Carrot Slices

Peeled Onions

Green Bell Peppers (sliced)

Your favorite B-B-Q sauce

Tear off a large square of foil — place two pieces of chicken in foil — add a few of each veggie type on top of this — drench in

B-B-Q sauce! Wrap up foil very tightly and place in COALS of fire — cook for approximately 55 minutes — carefully take off

of coals, unwrap, and enjoy!!


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Fishing – Bluegill Fishing

May 23rd, 2011 by ironcooker

Bluegill Fishermen

Big BluegillFor anglers young or old, there is no better time than time shared on a lake with a friend. Sitting at your favorite fishing hole, making up stories that you are going to tell everyone when you get back home, especially the big one, where you went. Fishermen have one special friend they tell things to and sometimes they don’t even share that much. A left hand knot in an about faced direction on an angle that makes your spinner twitch. A special way of hooking up a night crawler or that little favorite jig that you made by yourself. Sure we share stories and might tell the road we took to get there or let someone follow us when we take 30 miles to get to a lake 3 miles away. One great place with information on bluegill fishing is bluegill they are a massive community with the help of fisherman just like you. Bluegill fishing doesn’t require big expensive boats or gear like some sports fishing does.1.1 Pound Bluegill Anyone can sit on a bank & catch little red ear or pumpkin seeds all afternoon long. But to get serious about learning your sport is like any other. If it’s those big fat old bluegills you want then you have to spend your time learning a few things about the fish. You’re going to have to know what works on sunny days, just as much as mornings or evening fishing. Next time you are loading your fishing gear for an evening of bluegill fishing, take a friend with you & share these special moments; you will be glad you did.



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Family Camping – Camping knives

May 15th, 2011 by ironcooker

Choosing a knife for camping

Buck folding hunting knifeThere are many types of knives to choose from for camping today.
Lock back knives are a good choice for a sportsman that needs a knife
that can be carried with ease in a pocket for ready use. Camping knives are
as much a part of camping as anything else you have packed to bring along.
Choosing a folding knife isn’t as difficult as it was 30 years ago.  There are some great locking
mechanisms to choose from with very reliable working points to them all.
You will find some great fixed blade knives to choose from too. These come in many different
shapes, sizes & styles for sportsman to choose from.  My all time favorite for reliability, ease of
use, comfortable to handle & good looking. Is Bucks Special fixed 6 inch blade knife.
It has been an old reliable in my collection that I keep going back to. Buck Special fixed blade knife
I am sure all of you have that one piece of equipment that just keeps going with you. How
many times you try to buy a new one or replace it because you want something new.
That is what this knife is for me.  It is just a functional part of my camping gear now, something
I would highly recommend to everyone at any price. You just can’t replace something that you’re
going to have for years in your collection of good camping gear. I know it’s bold to stand in front of
this line and say one is better than this or that. But if you choose good quality camping knives like Buck
you will be happy with it for years. An American made product by american workers.
With our economy on a slow recovery everyone is watching every penny they can,
we need to choose camping knives made for quality with a name you can trust.
With shipping prices included on two of these buck camping knives there isn’t abetter deal around.


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Iron Cooker Updates – May 10th Newsletter

May 10th, 2011 by ironcooker

Iron Cooker Newsletter May 10, 2011

Welcome to our newsletter to all new readers.

BBQ GrillWe have had a busy couple weeks here at Iron Cooker.
We are getting our new grills & smokers ready for springtime cooking. We are making plans what to put on sale next for our newsletter readers to have first shot at.
Most of us are digging around in our garages or shed for BBQ supplies we have stored
away for summer time cooking.  Its cast iron cookware, propane grill, hot dogs & hamburger on
a smoking burner never tasted so good.

With that in mind, we have a deal for you.

This spring we are selling our camp chef outdoor cookbook for $12.50.
Not only a great deal at this price but we are paying shipping cost for you.Camp Chef Outdoor Cookbook

I was asked a question yesterday.  If we are giving shipping on one item why not
do it on more. So we looked things over & this is what we have to offer this week.

Log Cabin Grub All Purpose Seasoning $13.99

Camp Chef Cast Iron Conditioner $7.99

we will pay your shipping cost on all three of these items this week

Our garden needs planting ,  fish are jumping in the lake &  camping season

Is here.  Newsletters are a little slower getting out with all this stuff going on but
we will really try to keep things moving along.



Now our recipe that we add to each newsletter.





3 lbs of washed potatoes, more or less, peeled or unpeeled, thinly sliced

2 or 3 medium onions, thinly sliced

6-8 oz. packet of shredded cheese

half gallon of milk

1 or 2 sticks of butter

Salt and pepper

If desired:

Chopped parsley for a bit of color

Paprika for color on top

Warm Dutch oven on fire, wipe inside with small amount of cooking oil. Layer potatoes in bottom of Dutch oven, 3 or 4 layers

deep. Add a thin layer of onions and several pats of butter. Sprinkle on small handful of cheese. Add bits of chopped parsley

randomly in layers for color. Repeat layering process – potatoes, onions, butter, cheese. When all potatoes are used, do not add

cheese or onions to top layer, only butter. Sprinkle top layer with a little salt and touch of pepper to personal taste. Pour in

enough milk to just cover top layer of potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Move Dutch oven onto bed of charcoal – 8 to

10 briquets (more in winter) on aluminum foil, shiny side up. Cover oven with lid and put 2 to 3 times as many coals on top.

After a few minutes, contents should be gently bubbling, not boiling. Adjust heat as necessary, probably on bottom. Cook about

45 minutes until potatoes are tender and milk mixture is thick. Add milk as needed to keep from boiling dry before potatoes are



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Iron Cooker Updates – May Newsletter

Thursday May 26th, 2011 in Iron Cooker Updates | 1 Comment »

Fishing – Bluegill Fishing

Monday May 23rd, 2011 in Hunting & Fishing Life | 68 Comments »

Family Camping – Camping knives

Sunday May 15th, 2011 in Family Camping | 5 Comments »

Iron Cooker Updates – May 10th Newsletter

Tuesday May 10th, 2011 in Iron Cooker Updates | 3 Comments »

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