I wasn't sure if this should be in camping, cooking, or here but was wondering who else here cooks with cast iron cookware? Any tips, tricks and how do you care for the stuff. Myself I love my cast iron skillets, they go on every camping trip and rarely leave my stove top. I have found the best way to season them is to coat them lightly with oil, put them in the oven upside down (Put foil under them to catch drips) and heat them in 20 minute 50 degree increments from 150-550 degrees. leaves a nice dry nonstick char in the skillet. When I am done cooking in them I immediatly pull them from the stove or fire knock all large food particles out, put a little bit of water in them, scrape them clean and dry them with a paper towel. It is nice in deer or fish camp to not have to spend alot of time cleaning pots and pans.