"Everything you need to serve healthy, tasty, and satisfying Dutch oven meals (including desserts) in the great outdoors. Tim and Christine, longtime friends of scouting, give you more than just recipes. In fun, easy-to-read prose, their guides cover every aspect of Dutch oven cookery: planning, preparation, cleanup, and safety, as well as helpful back-of-the-book lists, terms, and resources that can make a Dutch-oven novice a Dutch-oven chef. A must for every scouter and scout, too!"
—John R. Clark, Managing Editor, Scouting magazine"I have been scouting and cooking in Dutch ovens for over 25 years, and I think this is a fantastic book for beginners as well as for experienced Dutch oven chefs. Recipes are clear and easy to follow. Also included are suggestions on how to select and maintain your cast iron. This collection of field-tested recipes from scouts and scouters all across the country includes colorful stories and experiences relating to how the recipe came to be. Very well organized, lots of tips and tricks, and is sure to make your grubmaster a hit at the next campout!"
—John Foster, District Commissioner, Kings Peak District, Utah National Parks Council
"The introduction is a comprehensive guide to the dos and don’ts of Dutch oven cooking. It is a great 'single source' for what you need to know about cooking, safety, care, and differences among Dutch ovens.
—Vincent P. Cozzone, Scout Executive/CEO, Venture Crew Advisor Crew 149, Waterloo, Belgium; Boy Scouts of America Transatlantic Council
"Christine's and Tim's books are a wealth of cooking and camping knowledge that every novice and experienced camper/hiker should not do without. The recipes are clear and easy to follow and the preliminary "how-to" tips are invaluable for the planning work and safety advice, in order to "Be Prepared" for all possibilities. I think that everyone wanting to learn more about outdoor cooking should run out and get a copy for their cooking library!"
—Michael Kaiserauer, Council Training Chair, Boy Scouts of America Transatlantic Council, Berlin, Germany
Reviews for the Conners's previous books:
"Dutch oven, campfire, camp stove and box oven recipes are just some of the many that can be found in this cookbook."
"Authors and avid hikers Christine and Tim Conners have collected and compiled recipes and tips from Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Scouting leaders all across the country representing the best in campout cooking for troops large and small. Each tasty recipe is accompanied by easy-to-read information about cooking method, basic essentials, and instructions. Everyone can enjoy healthy eating balanced by a little bit of indulgence. . ."
Scout's Outdoor Cookbook:
"A unique cookbook for all campers."
"Some of [the recipes] are a little wacky, but that's half the fun! The recipes are about good food."
—The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC)
"You will love these great outdoor cooking recipes, and so will any other camping fan.... Plenty of recipes for every outdoor cooking situation. "