Camping/Baking Art ~1910

Baking Techniques for Camping.

If you missed it, yesterday’s post was on baking biscuits on a stick when camping. If you thought that was pretty ingenious, today’s excerpts are absolute must-trys for any kids’ camping expedition.

Here are two merit-badge worthy baking techniques for the intrepid camper:

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Read more about the Australian Damper here.

Australian Damper: Nachoman-au

If you are ash-adverse, how about baking in a hole?Baking_Hole_1910

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I’m a long-time camper and have never even heard of either of these baking techniques. Maybe they were on an episode of Survivorman that I missed? Anything beyond sticking marshmallows on a stick or frankfurters on a grill just never crossed my mind. The absence of shelf-stable, pre-packaged foods along with motorized vehicles to carry all of the weight back in the day really meant that your cook would need to master camp cookery.

Lost art becomes weekend project!

Here’s a link to Camp Cookery, more to come.

Happy camping!


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