In Pure Florida, when the self-control flickers, will power falters, and the craving for a good ol'fashioned hot dog overwhelms me, I go cut a palmetto frond.
I also start a fire, because even though steamed is good, grilled is better.
The palmetto frond has to be processed of course. This is simple and only requires a pocket knife. Cutting the frond requires a quick check for rattlesnakes and wasp nests, but if none are found, cut the frond off near the trunk.
With the frond in hand, trim off the leafy fan (bottom left photo). Now take your knife and shave off the "saw" part of the saw palmetto frond (top right photo). This is just for user comfort.
With the saw edge removed, use the knife to whittle a point on the now bare stem. Impale your hotdog and check to be sure the dog is securely on the stem. If so, you are ready to cook.
Palmetto frond stems work great for this type of grilling as they are green and not prone to burning through and dumping dinner into the ashes. Also, they are everywhere so finding one is not usually a problem.
They also work for marshmallow cookery, but I only eat those in hot chocolate.
So in your neck of the woods, what do you use for campfire hotdog cookery?
Note to PETP (People for the Ethical Treatment of Palmettos), No palmettos were permanently harmed for this demonstration)