Cooking on grill or stove is easy when dials are marked with numbers or categories indicating the heat level. But what about cooking on a campfire? It’s easier than you think.
If you’re cooking over a fire, use this rule of thumb for checking its heat level: Once the coals are gray, put your hand 4 inches above the grilling grate. If you can’t keep it there more than 3 seconds, that’s a hot fire. If you can hold it there 3 to 4 seconds, consider it medium, and if you can stay longer than 5 seconds, that’s low heat.