Nothing’s More Fun Than … Eating Outdoors in PDF

Nothing's More Fun Than ... Eating Outdoors in PDF

Nothing’s More Fun Than … Eating Outdoors

by Milton Youngren

Published by National Dairy Council in 1958


It’s a book full of recipes tested by experience . . . cookery hints . . . camp tricks . . . outdoor merriment.

When you and your friends head for the wonderland of the great outdoors, everybody’s going to want to eat! You’ll get a real kick out of being able to produce a delicious outdoor meal – one that’s fun and easy to fix.

I’ve camped on the banks of the Yellowstone River—by the clear waters of Bright Angel Creek at the bottom of the Grand Canyon—on the picturesque shores of Lake Champlain. I’ve toted a pack across Death Valley—carried grub along the Mohawk—enjoyed bear stew in Michigan—venison steaks on winter trails. You never need be hungry on a camping trip. At the end of each day’s going there’s the cheerful cooking fire the fragrance of food steaming in the pot—of Hunter’s Biscuits ready in a jiffy and maybe spiced with fresh, wild berries. Find your campsite, build the right kind of a cooking fire, get a supply of water at hand, and fill the air with that irresistible smell of food cooking in the open. There’s nothing else like it – From the intro by the author


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Wholemeal Waffles with Oats / Grove Vafler med Havregryn

A slightly surprising waffle recipe found on  nrk.no
Wholemeal Waffles with Oats / Grove Vafler med Havregryn

You do not have to bring a waffle iron on camping. You can
fry the waffles on the camp fire in the frying pan.

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Campfire Cooking – Blueberry Pizza / Blåbærpizza

A different and exciting pizza recipe found on
Dagbladet Mat
Campfire Cooking – Blueberry Pizza / Blåbærpizza

In the autumn blueberries can be enjoyed in many ways, and this pizza with blueberries, honey and blue cheese is an exciting variation that tastes amazingly good!

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Pan Scones / Stekepannescones

A nifty breakfast recipe found on allrecipes.com
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They may not look just like the scones you are used to, but unless you plan to put your gas stove in your backpack on the hike these will actually do very nicely – Ted

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Medieval Monday – Hanoney

A historic egg dish recipe found on
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Take eggs, and draw the yolks and white through a strainer, And take onions, And Shred them small. And take fair butter or grease, and scarcely cover over the pan therewith. And fry the onions together, then let them fry together a little while. And take them up, And serve them forth so, all broken in a dish.

From Harleian MS. 4016, I Volume

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Eggs Boiled in Potatoes / Egg Kokt i Potet

An exciting hike and camping recipe found on nrk.no
Eggs Boiled in Potatoes / Egg Kokt i Potet
Eggs Boiled in Potatoes / Egg Kokt i Potet

Have you ever tried to boil an egg inside a potato. This is exciting campfire cooking, particularly for kids.

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Outdoor Cooking … Made Easy by Joseph D Bates Jr published in 1955

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From the book intro: Let’s have fun in the great out-of-doors, where the blue sky is our roof and where the ever changing beauty of streams, lakes and hills makes food taste so much better than it ever could in the familiar confines of the family dining room!

Those of us who already are backyard chefs will find in this booklet many suggestions which make outdoor cooking much easier; plus culinary hints and recipes which are refreshing changes from the unimaginative frankfurters and hamburgsandwiches which too often become a habit.

Those who never have tried outdoor cooking before should find that preparing good food is much simpler than the uninitiated might suppose.


No campfire recipe for you to day visitors, but a whole book full of out door cooking tips and recipes. You can download the book in
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Steak and Oyster Pie / Biff- og Østerspai

A classic pie recipe found in “Harrods Cookery Book”
published in 1985

Steak and Oyster Pie / Biff- og Østerspai

During the last century oysters were cheap and plentiful and were often used in pies to pad out the more expensive ingredients. Canned oysters may be used if fresh are unavailable.

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Grilled Flatbread / Grillede Flate Brød

A great Italian inspired flatbread recipe found on food52.comGrilled Flatbread / Grillede Flate Brød

Grilling is a stone age way of baking bread but don’t let that lead you to thing that bread baked this way isn’t just delicious. Particularly when using this Italian inspied recipe complete with olive oil, salt flakes and rosemary.

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Navajo Flatbreads / Flate Navajo Brød

A great camp bread recipe found on jamieoliver.com
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Jamie Oliver: “A cross between Indian naan breads and Mexican tortillas, these flatbreads are brilliantly simple.”

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Kishkiyya – Medieval Hangover Cures / Bakruskur fra Middelalderen

A Medieval hangover cure found on medievalists.net
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Kishkiyya - Medieval Hangover Cures 2Feeling a little worse for wear after ringing in the New Year? Rolling out of bed with a banging headache and a mouth that’s dry as ash? Cringing as you scroll through Facebook and see photos of yourself dancing with a tie around your head at 2am?

Well, as you chug some water, and curse yourself for believing in your drinking and dancing prowess, here are a few hangover cures from days gone by, because people who partied like it was 1399 also needed a little help the morning after.

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Warm Cranberries and Juniper Drink / Varm Tyttebær- og Einerdrikk

A classic Norwegian campfire hot drink found on dagbladet.no
Warm Cranberries and Juniper Drink / Varm Tyttebær- og Einerdrikk

This is a fresh, warm and healthy drink for cold evenings – and for camping and hikes in the woods.

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1860s Crab Apple Jelly / Villeplegele fra 1860tallet

A historic wild fruit recipe found on World Turn’d Upside Down
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Stephanie Ann Farra who runs ‘World Turn’d Upside Down‘ writes: When Pehr Kalm, a Swedish-Finnish naturalist, visited Pennsylvania in the 1750s, he remarked that crab apples were plentiful but were not good for anything but making vinegar. Crab apples have a reputation of being a useless fruit and a nuisance. As Pehr Kalm suggested, I had actually intended to make vinegar out of my collection.

Once the tweeting birds were replaced with squawking crows, too close for comfort, I decided I had enough to make a small container of vinegar and one of preserves of some kind. I took the collection home and rinsed it in a few washes. I was still unsure of what kind of preserve I wanted to make. I was stuck between making marmalade and jelly. I ended up making jelly because more people would enjoy it.

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Campfires and How To Build Them

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How to build firesNo campfire cooking recipes for you today, but great advice on what sort of fires to build and how to build them. A real blast from the past from a time before disposable lighters and ignition briquettes. Back when a box of matches and birch bark was all you had.

A time when scouts was young people hiking in the woods and not a fat cat sitting at a sports event looking for athlets to sink his hooks into.

Download all these handy tips from people who knew what hiking was all about. You can get them in pdf format by clicking the icon below.

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Tiger Nut Balls / Tiger Nøttekuler

A 3.500 year old sweet recipe found on historyextra.com
Tiger Nut Balls / Tiger Nøttekuler

In every issue of BBC History Magazine, picture editor Sam Nott brings you a recipe from the past. In this article, Sam recreates a healthy snack thought to have been enjoyed in Egypt around 3,500 years ago.

Sam Not writes: If you, like me, have a sweet tooth but are trying to be healthier then try tiger nut balls.

I found lots of references to this being one of the first Egyptian recipes that we know of, found written on an ancient ostraca (inscribed broken pottery) dating back to 1600 BC. Although I haven’t found a definitive source for this (or why tiger nut balls don’t contain tiger nuts!) they sounded too delicious to pass over. As your average ancient Egyptian seems to have had a very sweet tooth and often added dates and honey to desserts, I like to think that this is a sweet that would have been made thousands of years ago.

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