I've been cooking for many years with wood. Primarily oak and some citrus of various types. I scavange it from roadsides in neighborhoods already cut up on side of road awaiting pickup, for free. Occasionally I buy a load from a local tree cutting business whom sells firewood very inexpensive to the public. Anyhow, I process mine with a bandsaw into forearm length pieces and also cut them to fist sized chunks afterwards. I start a small amount of charcoal and then put the wood on it and off it goes. There is no better flavor than cooking with wood. IMO no rubs or marinades are necessary and everyone regardless of background or tastes raves about my food when over for a cookout. I have a side firebox smoker grill at home and I only grill with wood. For camping I bring a large plastic box of prepared wood and cook that way as well. It's lots of fun tending the fire with drinks and socializing wether at home or at the camp.
Cooking with wood does require more tending however, but once you get the hang of it after a few times, it is second nature and enjoyable.
2013 185RB Salem Cruise Lite TT
2003 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner V6 factory lift Ext cab
3 days camping total for 2014