Just follow your nose to the Outdoor Cookery Camp and you won’t be disappointed. Sample tasty treats and explore campfire cooking techniques and recipes.
“The campfire, then, is the focal center of all primitive brotherhood. We shall not fail to use its magic powers.”
Ernest Thompson Seton, The Nine Leading Principles of Woodcraft, 1900
“Most people seem to think they are missing something in their camping unless everybody squats down to burn a piece of meat on a forked stick over a campfire.”
Warren H. Miller, 1918
“We may live without friends, we may live without books, but civilized man cannot live without cooks.”
In general, for trail cookery, one should know how to make fresh breadstuffs, to cook good, palatable soups, stews, vegetables, and desserts, to make such beverages as tea, coffee, and chocolate, to broil wild meats of all kinds, and to fry fish, flapjacks, and fritters without getting them greasy. Further than this, he should know how to serve these things without letting them get cold and indigestible. Even poor cooking will taste well at first in camp, as one’s appetite is ravenous and the open air brings our bodily efficiency up to the 100 % mark: but inside of a week I warrant you that such cooking will result in headaches and indigestional upsets and take half the pleasure out of your outing in the woods. But any good cook-kit can do all the above mentioned cooking operations if you only know how to use it.
Warren H. Miller 1915