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The Trailside Cookbook: A Handbook for Hungry Campers and Hikers
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The Trailside Cookbook: A Handbook for Hungry Campers and Hikers

by Don Philpott, Pam Philpott
 

The complete backpacker's food and cooking guide.

The Trailside Cookbook is a practical guide to eating well on trips to the great outdoors. This book covers everything from planning to cooking to finding food in the wilderness.

The book explains how food choices are affected by weather as well as by the length and type of the expedition, the

Overview

The complete backpacker's food and cooking guide.

The Trailside Cookbook is a practical guide to eating well on trips to the great outdoors. This book covers everything from planning to cooking to finding food in the wilderness.

The book explains how food choices are affected by weather as well as by the length and type of the expedition, the number of participants and facilities of the base camp.

Setting up a minimum-impact kitchen is explained along with storage, fire building and dousing. Cooking methods are detailed as well as essential cooking equipment. The book also covers packing light with basics and staples, instant foods, what to avoid taking, and sample item lists for a day, a weekend, and a four-day trip.

For the adventurous, The Trailside Cookbook shows how to catch fish without a rod, scale and clean the catch, make birchbark containers, and purify natural water.

The main part of this book is the collection of delicious recipes, including:

  • Ultimate trail mixes
  • Morale boosters
  • Emergency comfort food
  • Breakfasts
  • Soups, snacks and lunches
  • One-pot suppers and side dishes
  • Main courses and desserts for gatherings of four to ten people
  • Bread and biscuits
  • Drinks, warming brews, cool refreshers and nightcaps.

The book also recommends what to do if a bear eats your food and how to cook in a rainstorm, dust storm or blizzard.

The Trailside Cookbook is an essential reference for all outdoor enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

Associated Press Staff
Campfire cooking need not be limited to burgers, dogs and s'-mores. With a bit of advance work before heading out, it's easy to have great grub on the trail.
New York Daily News - Rosemary Black
Advice on everything from how to set up camp to what equipment you'll need.
Ottawa Citizen
Just because you're trailside on a mountain with only a single gas camping stove, there's no reason you can't indulge in a four-course meal complete with chocolate fondue.
Everett Herald - Sharon Wootton
Handbook for hungry campers keeps cooking fairly simple while not skimping on tasty idea.
Independently Reviewed - Jill McCubbin
A well-planned and lovely cookbook, and, like most great cookbooks, it's not just a cookbook... more than granola and hot chocolate. It's full of other great stuff (and not necessarily just for campers): country no-crust quiche, all-day breakfast, Swedish apple soup, black bean spread, lemon couscous with chicken, fish in foil, goulash, zabaglione and many more... [it] packs in more than just camp food. About a third of the book discusses camping dos and don'ts, weather forecasting, organizing a trip, food planning and other essentials. The other two-thirds are recipes.
CanWest News Service - Joanne Sasvari
If you weren't hungry before reading it, you will be after... If you follow their suggestions, you won't be forced to rely on freeze-dried anything ever again.
Wave Length Magazine
Delectable recipes... lots of practical information and advice for living in the outdoors.
Sun Media - Sally Decker
Ideal for the novice... an easy read and offers numerous, simple recipes to expand your outdoor culinary repertoire.
Good Times - Liz Grogan
Written by veteran campers, their tips include advice on the best lightweight stoves, food planning, setting up camp, packing light and, best of all, over 80 recipes.
Bushwhacker Wilderness Adventures
Full of solid, practical information... a pleasure to read... an essential reference for everyone who loves the outdoors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552979525
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
02/05/2005
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Don and Pam Philpott live in Florida, and between them have written more than fifty-five books on food, drink and travel.

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