Since 1997, our little
group of family and friends have been gathering in the Sam Houston
National Forest during November for a rendezvous of camping and
hunting. Regardless of the weather conditions, we always enjoy
being out in the forest and have a great time of camping and
outdoor cooking. Once in a great while, we even actually manage to
get some venison for the freezer.
This year nephew Anthony and I went early to
secure a large enough site to accommodate our group. We enjoyed a
couple of cool mornings before record breaking heat set in, just in
time for the opening day of deer season.
Due to the hot dry conditions of the preceding
months, fire restrictions forbade the use of wood or charcoal
fires, forcing us to do without a campfire and our traditional
dutch oven meals . No
matter, for whether we cook on the coals of a fire, on gas stoves,
or even on our tiny alcohol burners made from Pepsi cans, we always
eat good in our camp.