I'd like to bake for my camp group using a deep pit, or "earth" oven. This would be done in the fire area, of course.
Essentially, this requires digging a modest fire-pit, lining the bottom of the hole with rocks. Starting a fire and waiting for it to turn to ash, then placing the food, sealed-off, in the hole and covering it for a period of time to let it cook.
I'm thinking of baking toad-in-the-hole.
Does anyone have any experience with a deep-pit oven in a campground? I'd like to be as safe as possible, are there any tips in making sure a fire like this is as controlled and safe as possible?
Again, I would be doing this in the camp-fire area.