Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Cooking Bannock

Bannock is an ancient form of bread that can be cooked over an open fire by just about anyone. Aboriginal people of North America from the Navaho to the Inuit all cook a form of bannock based on the ingredients available at the time. Scottish settlers also brought their variation of the recipe over to North America with them, yet no one place on Earth claims to be the originator of the bannock recipe.

how to make campfire bannock

Bannock can be cooked over a fire wrapped around the end of a cooking stick for a tasty woodland treat.

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Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson

Starting a Campfire

If you have never built and cooked your dinner over a campfire, or just simply laid back watching the stars while the fire crackles and pops beside you, then you have never fully enjoyed the outdoors! Getting a fire going is very easy, but it is a skill that will serve you well to learn whether you are camping, stuck on the side of a mountain in an emergency, or need to impress the guys (or a lucky girl) with your back woods skills.

how to start a campfire

Building a campfire requires from left to right: heavy logs 3” x 12”, lots of medium sticks ½” by 12”, lots of small sticks ¼” x 8”, tinder (in fire pit), and a pit 2’ to 3’ in diameter.

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Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson

Food for Camping

food for camping

Cooking over an open fire is one of the best parts of camping

Cooking your meals over an open fire is one of the great experiences that come with camping. Most of us have done hot-dogs or marshmallows over a campfire but what else can be cooked this way?

The main difficulty associated with camp cooking is refrigeration. Most tasty common foods must be kept cold to prevent spoilage, and the ice in a cooler only lasts so long. Not mention how heavy a cooler full of ice can be to carry. When choosing foods to bring with you on a camping trip, try to pack as few foods as possible that require refrigeration or that can spoil easily. The best way to experience a campfire dinner is with fresh food whenever possible however pre-cooked foods are also a good choice to bring along. Read the rest of this entry »

Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson