Cast-iron cookware is a must for almost every campsite. Besides being an ideal heat conductor, cast iron heats evenly and consistently, it is inexpensive and will last a lifetime with proper care, and it is an old-fashioned way to cook fat free. When well seasoned, a cast-iron pan will be stick resistant and require no additional oil. The benefits of cast-iron pans are terrific: Foods slide out of it as from no pan made with non-stick; it goes from stove to oven; no special utensils are needed to cook in it; it won't warp, and cleanup is a cinch. The seasoning is a soy-based vegetable oil which is baked onto the cookware. No animal fat used.