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Cooking on the Trail and at the Campground

See also: Barbecue

Selected Books

Adare, Sierra
Backcountry Cooking: The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Cooking
TX823.A334 2011
Adare gives you menus for a variety of outdoor excursions using recipes with imaginative names that she has created herself. Many of the recipes require that you dehydrate the ingredients beforehand.
Axcell, Claudia
Simple Foods for the Pack
TX823 .A92 1986
This Sierra Club book is divided into two sections: foods that you can make at home before you go (journey cakes and pocket snacks) and foods to make in camp. All recipes use natural inexpensive ingredients.
Conners, Christine
The Scout's Outdoor Cookbook
TX823.C6327 2008
This collection of recipes and tips from scouts and scout leaders representing nearly every state in the Union celebrates the best in campout cooking. And you can submit your recipe for the next edition.
Cookman, Scott
The Great American Camping Cookbook
TX823.C634 2007
This is an interesting cookbook for reading as it includes historical anecdotes of camp foods in America and classic recipes, some for the trail and others for the cabin.
Donovan, Robin
Campfire Cuisine: Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors
TX823.D5838 2006x
Campfire Cuisine features more than 100 simple but inspired recipes for meals that can be cooked at a campsite all made from fresh foods, without any prepared or freeze-dried ingredients.
Fears, J. Wayne
The Field & Stream Wilderness Cooking Handbook: How to prepare, cook, and serve backcountry meals
TX823.F42 2001
A useful, informative guide (originally published in 1980) that demonstrates how to build an open fire and use it for cooking, and gives you tips on mastering the backpack and sheepherder's stoves.
Gray, Melissa
Cooking the One-Burner Way
TX823 .G73 1994x
Learn how to prepare more than 150 meals - ranging from the simple to the elaborate - on top of your favorite compact one-burner stove. For the real backpacker.
Marrone, Teresa
The Back-Country Kitchen: Camp Cooking for Canoeists, Hikers, and Anglers
TX823.M2744 1996
Contains over 150 tested, unique recipes, including camp breads, hearty chowders, one-pot main dishes and adaptations of international favorites.
Scriver, Mark
Camp Cooking: The Black Feather Guide: Eating Well in the Wild
TX823.S377 2007x
A book written by two staff members of the Black Feather Wilderness Adventure Company of Canada who have been feeding groups of all sizes on all kinds of outdoor trips, for well over half a century combined.
Shufer, Vickie
The Everything Guide to Foraging: Identifying, Harvesting, and Cooking Nature's Wild Fruits and Vegetables
TX823.S455 2011
In case you run out of food on your backpacking trip, Shufer lists and describes a lot of wild plants (both native and invasive) that you can cook and eat.
Yaffe, Linda Frederick
Backpack Gourmet: Good Hot Grub You Can Make at Home, Dehydrate, and Pack for Quick and Easy Eating on the Trail
TX823.Y338 2002
Freeze-dry your own food at home to cut down on cooking time and fuel on the trail.

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