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Fishing – Lake Michigan Salmon

September 25th, 2011 by ironcooker

Lake Michigan Salmon fishing

Lake Michigan SalmonThere are several different spices of salmon Lake Michigan that make this both a challenging & fun fish to catch.

King Salmon or Chinook that was originally from Atlantic Ocean has been stocked in Lake Michigan for over 30 years now.

Chinook also known as Coho from Pacific Ocean originally has been stocked in Lake Michigan for over 40 years also.

Pink Salmon have never been planted in Lake Michigan. They was planted in Lake Superior in the 1950’s & have migrated down into Lake Michigan over years.

Atlantic salmon was planted in Lake Michigan until 1990’s

With connections to all 3 great lakes these fish migrate from one lake to another.

If you’re an angler on the great lakes this is your time of year.Angler Salmon fishing
Be sure to have your 15 inch cast iron skillet out for some shore line outdoor cooking in your cast iron cookware.

Watch for many other links along with great fishing tips on how to or where to by many products
along with some great guides, from Lake Michigan Angler  


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Family Camping – Wilderness Adventures

September 18th, 2011 by ironcooker

Wilderness Adventures

All of us have different ideas on what a great camping adventure is.
Wilderness Adventure Hiking TrailTo take camping to extreme adventure in backwoods adventures is not
for everyone. But if your looking for great wilderness adventures this article
is for you.  Choose your hiking location carefully, taking much needed care in planning
your tents, gear & cooking supplies.  This is a great learning experience for new & old
campers. If you use mules to pack your camping, fishing or hunting gear you will want
to do a lot of research on this subject before heading out on your wilderness adventureWilderness Adventure Waterfall

Ezine On Air | Tenting In The Excessive Wilderness

Tenting In The Excessive Wilderness


Tenting within the excessive wilderness areas may be both pleasant and challenging. There are so many things to contemplate when camping within the high wilderness. If your plan is to get into the excessive wilderness areas you should have to plan a protected route to get there and how to keep secure if you are camping there.

Many individuals will choose to pack in on foot and some will use pack mule or donkey to get their gear to the proper locations. Others might use helicopter or snowmobile or even a canine sled to get to their high wilderness camping destinations relying on the time of year. In the event you were to think about packing into an excessive wilderness location for your camping experience you would need to make sure you take into account the kind of wildlife it’s possible you’ll be coming involved with. Additionally by no means underestimate the possibility that many issues within the wild will expertise your presence and you’ll not even know they’re watching you.

If you’re planning a camping journey to a place with grizzly bears, puma, mountain lion, cougar, or even moose you might have considered trying to take into account having a few objects to your camping trip that I placed on my excessive wilderness tenting list. You want to take baggage and cord for hanging any food excessive in a tree that you simply catch or take with you. Be sure you have a pointy pocket knife and a handgun or different emergency type weapon which you could really feel comfy carrying. Some campers will camp without packing a weapon into the high wilderness however I’d not advise it until you are traveling in a gaggle of a number of people and other strategies have been discussed to your tenting trip.

It may make a person really feel much safer and more secure within the expansive outside when carrying something to equalize the confrontation should you cross a mother bear and cub or a moose and her young. Quite often the wildlife would prefer to keep away from battle just as you’ll however taking part in it safe is definitely a preferred option.

Camping within the excessive wilderness within the spring and fall are quite cold from sunset to sunrise. Because of this a fire for cooking can usually give the camping experience the warmth you will require whereas additionally scaring off animals which are afraid of fire. Some wilderness areas are off limits to hearth pits, however most of the USA tenting areas allow tenting with a fire for heat and cooking. The key to remember when leaving a fire is that it’s essential to put it out cold earlier than leaving the campsite. All smoke must be gone to make sure there are not any smoldering coals. Tenting close to water will help you extinguish a fireplace a lot faster if you find yourself ready to leave.

Camping might be simply what your heart yearns for and in that case, planning is the important thing to your tenting success. Plan effectively for the terrain, the wildlife and of course the weather. Ensure you have you camping trip planned with someone at house in order that they know when to expect you back from your camping trip and make a contingency plan in case of a severe climate emergency or a first support emergency.

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Article Courtesy of Ezine On Air


Darrow Wilderness Adventures from Scott Sanderson on Vimeo.

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Iron Cooker Updates 9 – 6 – 2011 – Newsletter

September 6th, 2011 by ironcooker

Iron Cooker Newsletter    9-5-2011


First of all I would like to welcome all of our new members to this newsletter.

Things have been very busy this last month. When our weather turns to wintertime we keep a steadier newsletter going out on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Canning tomato Its canning & freezing season, to say the least we have been elbows high in things to do.  That’s a good thing when you have a name like Iron Cooker to uphold.


This has always been a participation newsletter, although is nothing mandatory. It is great when most of you have written back in with your comments. We have taken action on some and made some changes that have had a great effect on how we look at things here. A big thank you to all of you for your great comments and your criticism when you thought things were wrong.


One thing that I was asked by half a dozen of you was to let you know when our tractor seat stools came back into stock.Farm all Tractor seat stool

We have over 200 of these in stock at present time with our price marked down below cost. We are letting these go at a reduced cost because of our delay on getting them in.

Also we have some Moline tractor seats & cast iron Farm- All seats without the mounting hole.


We have been up to a lot of things.

For one we have been trying new products.

Several people have asked me on our camping trips, what difference is it to us what brand or what kind of cookware you have on your tripod.  Well I can tell you from experience. When you have a cheap dollar store cast iron pan there is nothing to brag about. But you throw a Jacob Bromwell frontier skillet on your fire pit and brag that it’s a 100 year old American company made right here in the United States and you got people talking.


Then take your buck knife carve on a twig while your Camp Chef Dutch oven is hanging on a tripod filling the evening air with an aroma from bacon and bean soup.

It’s a proud feeling.  I know bragging is wrong but when they come and ask you, it’s a great feeling to be able to tell them you bought this from Iron Cooker.  Being able to say that and show them our products in use was a big thing this summer.


Crockpot Beefy Cabbage Soup

Delicious cabbage soup with beef, cabbage, carrot, rice, celery, and tomatoes.

Cook Time: 9 hours

Total Time: 9 hours


  • 1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons rice
  • 2 ribs celery, sliced in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups beef broth (can make from bouillon or base and hot water)
  • 1 or 2 meaty soup bones or beef shanks, about 1 pound
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) tomatoes, diced
  • coarsely ground pepper


Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker/Crock Pot. Cover and cook for 8 to 10 hours on low. Taste before serving; add salt and more pepper if necessary.
Serve with biscuits or crusty bread.
Beef Cabbage Soup Recipe serves 4

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Fishing – Lake Michigan Salmon

Sunday September 25th, 2011 in Hunting & Fishing Life | 15 Comments »

Family Camping – Wilderness Adventures

Sunday September 18th, 2011 in Family Camping | 4 Comments »

Iron Cooker Updates 9 – 6 – 2011 – Newsletter

Tuesday September 6th, 2011 in Iron Cooker Updates | 5 Comments »

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