How To Season Cast Iron
If you know how to season cast iron, you’ll have equipment that is truly a pleasure to use. The baked hard oil makes a magical non-stick coating which makes cooking a dream as well as protecting your camp oven or pans from rust should a little rain start to fall.
Clean, Dry & Warm
Get back to bare iron with some hot, soapy water and a good scrub. Now place your cast iron oven in a 100 degrees C oven to dry it out, warm it up and open its pores.
Apply a thin coat of oil all over your warm camp oven (we find flaxseed works best) and wipe off the excess. A thin film should remain.
Now it’s time to build layers to make it last. Repeat steps 2-4, we find four to five layers total works best. The coating will get darker and better as you go.