Once a tool of generations past, the cast iron skillet has boomed in popularity over the past several years. There’s little wonder why. For one thing, once skillets are well seasoned, they are basically nonstick pans. That’s really handy in camp, when washing dishes isn’t always a simple proposition. Cast iron skillets are also chemical free, have a long life span, are easy to clean, and can be used over a campfire, then taken home and used on your stove or oven. If you get your camp chef a skillet without some kind of handle holder, consider getting them one of those, also. When cooking on a camp stove or over a campfire, that handle is going to get extremely hot, and a dirty camp rag isn’t the best substitute for an oven mit.