The Perfect Campground Cookout

Learn to cook gourmet meals in the great outdoors with these recipes and tips from Carole Latimer, author of Wilderness Cuisine.

Bill's Trout
Photo: Noel Barnhurst

At the end of a long day of hiking, fishing, or chasing the kids around camp, the last thing you want is a big production at dinner. On the other hand, beans and wienies aren't exactly a cheery prospect, either.

But you can eat well, without an excessive amount of work, if you plan ahead and follow these recipes by Carole Latimer, author of the backpacker's bible, Wilderness Cuisine. As the owner of Call of the Wild, she's been leading women's trips around the West (and cooking on them, too) since 1978. Latimer loves to cook almost as much as she loves to camp, but over the years she has learned to be practical. And when we tested her recipes on our Coleman two-burner camp stove, the results were delicious.

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Barbara Goldman
Sep, 2008

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