BOOKS ABOUT OUTDOOR COOKING


Backcountry Cooking : From Pack to Plate in 10 Minutes

By: Dorcas S. Miller

Tasted, tested, and trouble-free from the editors of "Backpacker" magazine and other outdoor experts, this book includes over 144 recipes, along with expert, trail-tested advice on how to plan and pack simple, delicious meals, plus culinary tips from trail veterans. 50 photos. 100 illustrations.

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Lipsmackin' Backpackin' : Lightweight, Trail-Tested Recipes for Backcountry Trips

By: Tim Conners, Christine Conners

Cameron Canyon Caramel Rolls; Matt Food; Brown Rice Bonanza; Tamale Pie for Ungrateful Waifs; Crabtree Tragedy Pudding; Pickax Pete's Cowboy Coffee...

What! These aren't some of your favorite trail dishes? They will be soon...

We set out to make Lipsmackin' Backpackin' different from all other backpacking cookbooks on the market. Along with the wonderful crew at Falcon Publishing, we feel that we have done that; and we are confident that you'll find the book useful, fun, and easy to use.

You'll find over 150 flavor-packed, lightweight recipes, from the simple to the gourmet, and gathered from a host of experienced backcountry travelers, including a great many that have thru-hiked the longest trails in the country.

The book's split-binding allows it to lay flat; and its large-type, one-recipe-per-page format makes for easy use in the kitchen. Every recipe includes per-serving packable weight, key nutrition info, and, of course, instructions segregated for both phases of preparation: at home and on the trail. Since you won't want to take the book along with you, a condensed, tear-out section of trail-side preparation instructions is included in the back of the book.

To encourage you onward and upward, you'll also find general information and references for all of the National Scenic and Historic Trails. Put the book to good use, and eat well on the longest trails in the United States!

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Roughing It Easy/a Unique Ideabook for Camping and Cooking

By: Dian Thomas

Dian Thomas, world-renowned first lady of creativity, presents Roughing It Easy, the all-in-one bible of camping and outdoor fun. This new enlarged and updated guide is filled with innovative hints for making camping and cooking safe, imaginative and above all, enjoyable.

In Roughing It Easy, you'll learn about:

- - Planning: A rundown of all you need to consider before heading out
- - Equipment: A look at gear (Ever make a pillow from a plastic bag?)
- - Cooking: From meal planning to recipes (Make your own solar oven.)
- - Backpacking: Traveling light, but ready (Alter jeans to have removable legs.)
- - Winter camping: Preparing for the cold (Learn how to winterize clothing.)

Dian is well qualified to present these guidelines. Years of professional service on a camp staff led her to teach Johnny Carson to cook eggs and bacon in a paper bag on the Tonight Show and on to many years of much-loved family member on the Home Show and the Today Show.

Dian holds a master's degree in home economics, serves as consultant to many Fortune 500 companies, and is the author of seven books as well as articles in many newspapers and magazines nationwide.

Roughing It Easy packs in plenty of good advice. If you're new to camping, you'll get skillful quickly with this thorough course. If you're a seasoned hand, you'll welcome Dian Thomas's plentiful pointers. Read this book and hit the trail.

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Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants

By: Christopher Nyerges, Ed, Jr. Begley

Nyerges, an authority on survival skills, discusses 71 wild foods--from agave to yucca--and tells where they can be found. Some of the more familiar plants are chickweed, chicory, dandelion, fennel, grass, milkweed, nasturtium, prickly pear, thistle, and yarrow. Photographs, other illustrations, and textual descriptions of the various parts of the plants (stalks, stems, leaves, and flowers) make identification easy. In each listing, the author explains the plant's edible properties and medicinal uses, where to find it, and its growing cycle. The book also includes some plant folklore and several recipes. A few of the plants, such as poison hemlock, tree tobacco, and jimsonweed, are poisonous but have some medicinal value. There is a pictorial key to leaf shapes and one to fruits and seeds, as well as a glossary, If you're lost in the woods, the book could save your life; if you're interested in plant life and botany, the book is fascinating reading.

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The Well-Fed Backpacker

By: June Fleming

A vastly expanded edition. Offers a long list of food sources, new material on drying techniques and many more winter meals to provide heat and sustenance on an icy hike. Haute hiking menus for spring, summer, fall, and winter.

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Trail Food : Drying and Cooking Food for Backpackers and Paddlers

By: Alan S. Kesselheim

This book is a revised edition of The Lightweight Gourmet. The outdoor person's complete guide to drying, preserving, and preparing light-weighing foods. More than 50 field-tested recipes emphasize fresh, healthful, and delicious dishes that can be prepared quickly and easily.

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The Totally Camping Cookbook (Totally Cookbooks)

By: Helene Siegel, Karen Gillingham

Helene Siegel continues to delight and amaze us with her Totally cookbook collection. The call of the wild has proved irresistible as the Totallys take us camping. Whether your idea of roughing it is an over-night at the local park or a weekend in Yosemite, there's nothing like a hearty meal at the beginning (or end) of a day outdoors. Forget the trail mix, instant oatmeal and powdered eggs. This is real food!

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