Camp Cook's Companion: A Pocket Guide by Alan S. KesselheimCamp Cook's Companion: A Pocket Guide by Alan S. Kesselheim

Camp Cook's Companion: A Pocket Guide

byAlan S. Kesselheim

Paperback | April 12, 2002

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The Camp Cook's Companion offers a savory alternative to the bland, just-add-water fare to which most outdoor types resort after a long day in the woods. Acclaimed outdoor writer Alan Kesselheim serves up a delightfully varied menu of more than 150 recipes, made from both fresh and dehydrated ingredients. Proving one needn't sacrifice flavor for utility, Kesselheim describes easy-to-prepare recipes for everything from French toast to Basil Wrathboned chicken. He also offers the choice of a number of preparation methods from simple one-pan offerings to creative Dutch oven repasts and baked goods.

Alan S. Kesselheim is a contributing editor to Canoe & Kayak and has written for Backpacker and Outside, among other leading magazines. He is also a columnist for Big Sky Journal and the author of eight critically acclaimed books, including The Wilderness Paddler's Handbook and Trail Food: Drying and Cooking Food for Backpackers and Pa...
Title:Camp Cook's Companion: A Pocket GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.2 × 4.4 × 0.36 inPublished:April 12, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:007138801X

ISBN - 13:9780071388016

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Table of Contents


Camp Cooking

Nutrition Outdoors

The Cost-and-Labor Equation

Greatest Expense and Least Labor; The Middle Ground; Cheap and Laborious; The Compromise Position

Dry Your Own

Why Dry?; Equipment; Instructions; Foods to Dry; Storage

Culinary Considerations

Variety; Fresh Supplies; Spices and Condiments; Appetizers, Desserts, and Treats


The Pot Set; Cooking Utensils; Eating Utensils; Baking Devices; Pressure Cookers; Other Kitchen Equipment

Stoves of Fires

Conditions That Warrant the Use of Fires

Water Treatment

Pretrip Food Preparation


Hot and Cold Cereals

Cakes and Their Relations


Hearty Grains and Potatoes

Fruits and Syrups


No-Yeast Breads, Crackers, and Biscuits

Yeast Breads


Lunch and Snacks


Energy Bars and Logs

Leathers, Nuts, and Assorted Snacks

Soups and Stews

Soups and Chowders


Dutch Oven and Outback Oven Dinners



Other Meats

Veggie Dishes

Skillet Dinners


Other Meats

Veggie Dishes

Foil Meals

Light Entrées

Sauces and Mixtures

Fast Dinners

Home-Cooked Meals Reconstituted



Hot Drinks and Desserts

Hot Drinks

A Word about Hot Drinks; A Word about Coffee


Conversions and Equivalents