Cooking a Turkey with a Campfire


With Thanksgiving coming up, you're probably going to want to celebrate. But don't limit yourself to slices of turkey you bought at a local convenience store. You can still create that epic Thanksgiving bird you're dreaming of, even while you're out in your Glacier Ice House. Here's how.

Campfire-Roasted Turkey


  • 12 lb. turkey (approximately)

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

  • Black pepper

  • Your favorite turkey seasonings

  • Remote reading cooking thermometer

  • Cheesecloth

  • Aluminum foil


  1. Start a campfire. Let it burn for at least an hour to develop a large supply of glowing coals.

  2. Make sure the turkey is completely thawed. Rub oil thoroughly on exterior and interior of turkey. Sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper, and other seasonings.

  3. While the campfire is burning to coals, dig a hole six inches larger than the turkey all the way around.

  4. Wrap the oiled, seasoned turkey generously with cheesecloth, then with four layers of aluminum foil sealing as tightly as possible.

  5. Rake or shovel two inches of coals (or charcoal) into the bottom of the pit. Make sure you’re getting coals and not ash. Place the wrapped bird on top of them. Fill in the space around the bird with coals to about two inches above the bird, then top off the pit with earth.

  6. Time three hours, then remove the soil and ash on top of the package. Insert the probe of the thermometer through the foil and cheesecloth to check the internal temp of the breast. If it’s at least 165 F, then carefully remove the bird from the pit and set aside for 20 minutes of rest. If it’s not up to temp, leave the probe in place and carefully recover with fresh coals and earth. When up to temp, remove and rest.

  7. After resting, carefully open pack and begin carving.

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