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  • "AYH Outdoor Food Book", Chris Reid, American Youth Hostels, 1981, Tips and techniques of wilderness cooking equipment and recipes.
  • "Backpack Cookery", Ruth Dyar Mendenhall, La Siesta Press, 1966 Backpack cooking from your own pantry and supermarket.
  • "The Backpackers Food Book", Hasse Bunnelle, Fireside, 1981, ISBN 0-671-25032-9 How to provision for trips, weekends, and long expeditions, how to cook in the field, many recipes
  • "Boy Scout Cooking Pamphlet", Boy Scouts of America, No 34175
  • "Camp Cookery for Small Groups", Boy Scouts of America, No 33592A, 1967, ISBN 0-8395-3592-9 Recipes for groups of eight.
  • "Camper Guide to Outdoor Cooking Tips, Techniques and Delicious Eats", John G Ragsdale, Gulf Publishing Co., 1989, ISBN 0-87201-626-9 Outdoor stove from backpacking to Dutch oven, cooking techniques and recipes.
  • "Cast Iron Cuisine", Linda Crowley and Geri Munford, M. Plans, Inc. 1990 - An exciting assortment of outdoor recipes
  • "Cooking for Camp and Trail", Hasse Bunnelle and Shirley Sarvis, The Sierra Club, 1972, ISBN 0-87156-006-6 Tote book size guide to menus recipes and cooking in the field
  • "Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet", Boy Scouts of America, No. 33349
  • "Dutch Oven Cooking", John G. Ragsdale, Gulf Publishing Co., 1997, ISBN 0-88415-222-7 Dutch oven cooking how to and recipes.
  • "Food for Knapsackers", Hasse Bunnelle, The Sierra Club, 1971, ISBN 0-87156-049-6 Tote book size guide to food planning, menus and recipes.
  • "Lovin Dutch Ovens A Cool Book for the Dutch Oven Enthusiast", Joan S. Larsen, LFS Publications, 1991, ISBN 1-880415-03-9 Successful Dutch oven recipes.
  • "The One Burner Gourmet", Harriet Baker, Contemporary Books, Inc., 1981, ISBN 0-8092-5883-8 Bake aheads, Make aheads, foiled cookery, wild-berry dessert, energy survival foods and more
  • "The One Pan Gourmet Fresh Food on the Trail", Don Jacobson, Ragged Mountain Press, 1993, ISBN 0-07-032123-X A collection of easy to cook, surprisingly sophisticated recipes for the camper and backer.
  • "The Outdoor Dutch Oven Cookbook", Sheila Mills, Ragged Mountain Press, 1997, ISBN 0-07-043023-3 A manual of Dutch oven care and use with many menus.
  • "Outdoor Skill Instruction Cooking", Boy Scouts of America, NO 33587 1991
    ISBN 0-8395-3587-8 Seminar on fire building, foil, utensil less and Dutch oven cooking
  • "The Portable Baker Baking on Boat and Trail", Jean Spangenberg and Samuel Spangenberg, Ragged Mountain Press, 1997, ISBN 0-07-059871-1 (pbk) Everything you always wanted to know about baking in the backcountry plus proven recipes.
  • "Supermarket Backpacker", Harriet Baker, Contemporary Books, Inc., 1977, ISBN 0-8092-7307-1 A do-it-yourself guide to brand-names foods revitalized for the trail - with double the flavor at half the cost
  • "Trail Food Drying and Cooking Food for Backpackers and Paddlers", Alan S. Kesselheim, Ragged Mountain Press, 1998, ISBN 0-07-034436-1 A good work on food preprocessing and cooking in backpacking and paddling expeditions




  • Dutch Oven & Camp Cooking- VHS - This is the companion video to the public television series; Dutch Oven & Camp Cooking, featuring PBS series host and camp cook C.W. "Butch" Welch. In his entertaining manner, Butch gives tips on outfitting the camp kitchen, introduces interesting and unique camp cooking techniques, highlights the use of the traditional Dutch oven, and the use of the charcoal as a fuel source.
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