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Cooking Supplies

Although Mountain Man cooking was usually as simple as roasting a slab of buffalo meat over a fire, cooking utensils made it possible to cook a much greater variety of meals.  And of course, hot water for coffee or tea was much simpler in a pot or kettle.  The Indians also appreciated metal pots and pans for ease of use over their traditional methods for cooking stews and soups.  Prices shown are St. Louis costs and quantities are typical of those taken to rendezvous.  .  

No. Unit Item Cost
6 nests Sheet Iron Kettles 28/?
4   Sheet Iron Kettles  
6   Brass Kettles      
2 nests Tin Kettles 14 in a nest ?
4 nests Tin Kettles      
3 nests  Tin Kettles $2.25/?
3 dozen Tin Cups 56/?
4 dozen Assorted Tin Pans $2.50/?
1/2 dozen Pewter Tumblers  
1 dozen Spoons  
13   Soup Plates  
1   Iron Ladle  
1   Four Quart Tea Kettle  
23 Small Tin Pans 8.25/each?
4   Oval Tin Pans  

Kettles and pots were sheet metal.  Although cast ironware existed at this time, the weight of cast iron made it impractical for men who were essentially on a year long pack trip. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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