Cooking a meal over an open fire is synonymous with camping.
Several technical problems have to be overcome prior to placing a pot on the fire.
First - you have to have a place to put your pot so that it rests in the flames/coals to heat whatever it is that you are cooking.
Second, you have to have a means to regulate the heat so that you can cook your food properly.
Finally you have to ensure the pot will not flop over and spill your meal into the embrace of the fire.
All of these problems can be solved in many different ways - This video explains how to solve this dilemma using a simple tripod, six feet of paracord, a 1/2" pulley and a tent peg.
Super easy to build, and even easier to operate, this method is fool proof. It will ensure you will be able to cook and keep warm, any meal that fits in a pot.
Camping is a life like no other, it will take you into a world which is removed from the controlled world of civilization. You will find yourself in a place where everything that surrounds you is part of a huge multifaceted organism.
Using your hands to create something such as a tripod connects you in a very real way to the world of the green.
Please remember that when you cut a sapling, you are taking the life of a young tree, select saplings such a poplar. These trees will re-sprout from the base.
The beaver clan taught me this - the trees they take will re-populate within ten years of their culling.