Synopses & Reviews
Hungry for Troll Stew, Snake on a Stick, or Dirty Marshmallows? They’re in here! As with The Scout’s Outdoor Cookbook,
this all-new guide brings together outdoor recipes, methods, and tips for a Scout-friendly cooking experience geared toward kids. This userfriendly cookbook is aimed at Boy and Girl Scouts and their leaders, but it’s also ideal for campers, canoers, and kayakers—or anyone who wants to show children how to eat well in the wilderness. Spanning a range of popular camp cooking methods, these outstanding recipes will keep young chefs engaged and big appetites satisfied.
"Veteran backpackers Tim and Christine Conners prove once again that they know their territory well. They share a wealth of new trail-tested techniques for packing energy-charged food that doesn’t weigh down your pack or you. This is the long-distance hiker’s essential guide for dumping the nonessentials and going farther faster while feeling stronger longer."
—John R. Clark, Managing Editor, Scouting magazine
"With The Scouts Backpacking Cookbook, leaders have a wonderful tool to help them introduce a wonderful skill to their youth. The introduction takes us through the basics and is a great refresher for anyone taking scouts on a backpacking trip. The menus vary from great things to try with a small troop on their first expedition to an experienced Venture Crew looking to “chow down” after a great day on the trail. Well done and a great resource that should be in every Troop and Venture Crew library and used when menu planning!"
—Vincent P. Cozzone, Scout Executive/CEO, Venture Crew Advisor Crew 149, Waterloo, Belgium; Boy Scouts of America Transatlantic Council
"Christine's and Tim's books are a wealth of cooking and camping knowledge that every novice and experienced camper/hiker should not do without. The recipes are clear and easy to follow and the preliminary "how-to" tips are invaluable for the planning work and safety advice, in order to "Be Prepared" for all possibilities. I think that everyone wanting to learn more about outdoor cooking should run out and get a copy for their cooking library!"
—Michael Kaiserauer, Council Training Chair, Boy Scouts of America Transatlantic Council, Berlin, Germany
Reviews for the Conners's previous books:
"Dutch oven, campfire, camp stove and box oven recipes are just some of the many that can be found in this cookbook."
"Authors and avid hikers Christine and Tim Conners have collected and compiled recipes and tips from Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Scouting leaders all across the country representing the best in campout cooking for troops large and small. Each tasty recipe is accompanied by easy-to-read information about cooking method, basic essentials, and instructions. Everyone can enjoy healthy eating balanced by a little bit of indulgence . . ."
Scout's Outdoor Cookbook:
"A unique cookbook for all campers."
"Some of [the recipes] are a little wacky, but that's half the fun! The recipes are about good food."
—The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC)
"You will love these great outdoor cooking recipes, and so will any other camping fan.... Plenty of recipes for every outdoor cooking situation. "
“Ever since I discovered Christine and Tims books, the kids and I have yet to go hungry on the trail. These recipes satisfy even the most picky of palates and are simple enough for the least creative of cooks.”
—Mike Goldman, editor, Boys Life and Scouting magazines
“As a Scout growing up in the mid 60s, Cooking was my first merit badge earned at summer camp. I wish then I had the Conners book as a resource. Tim and Christine always write from the point of view of a Scout. The material is fun, easy to read and understand, with the right mix of photos of Scouts cooking in the great outdoors. A great resource for any young person wishing to expand their horizons in the art of cooking.”
—Frank Ramirez, senior program administration specialist, advancement team, Program Impact Department, Boy Scouts of America
Like The Scout's Outdoor Cookbook,
this new cookbook will bring together outdoor recipes, cooking methods, and tips for a Scout-friendly cooking experience geared toward kids with The Scout's Campfire Cookbook for Kids
. This user-friendly cookbook is aimed at Boy and Girl Scouts and their leaders, but is appropriate for backpackers, campers, canoers and kayakers, or anyone else who wants to show children how to eat well in the wilderness.
About the Author
Having sold more than 100,000 copies of their outdoor cooking books, Tim and Christine Conners are experienced campers, backpackers, and outdoor chefs and the authors of The Scout’s Outdoor Cookbook, Lipsmackin’ Backpackin’,
and Lipsmackin’ Vegetarian Backpackin’.
The Conners have twice served as judges for Scouting magazine’s prestigious national camp food cooking contest. Learn more at www.booksbyconners.com.