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Love Hiking? Camping? The smell and taste of food cooked over an open fire with smoke curling up into the night sky above you?Want to produce camp meals that are simple, hassle-free – and beyond delicious? Learn the secrets of successful fire-making,MoreLove Hiking? Camping? The smell and taste of food cooked over an open fire with smoke curling up into the night sky above you?Want to produce camp meals that are simple, hassle-free – and beyond delicious? Learn the secrets of successful fire-making, whatever the weather, and in all kinds of terrain? Discover new ways of travelling light? Thats just the start of what this book does for you!Really Simple Wilderness and Campfire Cooking draws a distinction between cooking in vehicle-accessible campsites, on the one hand, and food preparation in totally virgin, untracked territory, on the other. It looks at the considerations that are common to both of them, but also suggests a whole range of pro tips for getting round the limitations you face when everything you have is whats on your back – or in your canoe!Wood is central to most wilderness heating, and the book gives considerable space to the selection and use of different woods in different circumstances- what to do when you have no dry wood available- and how to find, store and use kindling to best effect. It shows you how to use the wind for a more effective fire – and how to handle it when it threatens to become unmanageable by constructing special fireplaces and ovens.It shows you how to cook in the wilderness with the minimum of equipment, and where you CAN use equipment – in vehicle-accessible campsites, for example – how to choose and make the most effective use of it.The book explores the benefits of fireless cooking, using heat retention principles, both in the wild (by using materials naturally available) and in camp with an easy-to-make haybox.Potjiekos, or Dutch Oven, cooking methods are covered in some detail, and a number of recipes, specifically designed and proven in a camping environment, are provided for you.The book uncovers a number of little known secrets for storing foods in the wilderness, and shows how you can fashion a backwoods smoker to preserve foods like trout, birds and small game.Theres a section on weight-friendly camping and wilderness tools, tips and recipes for seasoning mixes, and rubs and pastes specifically for outdoor applications.The combination of vehicle-accessible campfire cooking and food preparation in true wilderness is a feature found in very few books of this genre. Its 166 information-packed and illustration-rich pages provide more than sufficient scope to treat both facets of outdoor cooking in real depth.