Many of us have used reflector ovens throughout our camping lives and have had great experiences with them.

You have to have the proper fire, set the oven up close enough, and experiment with many recipes.

Bob Brennecke

The first experience I had using a reflector oven was on one of my first Boy Scout campouts at Lion’s Den Boy Scout Camp off Lion’s Den Road in Jefferson County Mo.

The Boy Scout camp is now closed but there are many great memories, especially the smell of the trading post that had just been built. The building was made of cedar wood and was located across from the spring on the property, but back to the reflector oven.

The scouts had a blazing fire that night and I remember the reflector oven being set up and brownies being baked in front of the fire. Since I was a new scout I was amazed at the way the oven was so hot when I put my hand in front of it.

I stared at the oven and fire for such a long time I even got a slight burn on my face. Ever since then I have tried to use reflector ovens whenever possible.

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