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Open Air Camp Kitchen

19/06/2020
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DIY Ultralight Hiking Stove

Text and images by Gus Whitby This week’s instalment of our Open Air Camp Kitchen series brings you something a little different! Why not enjoy a hot and tasty meal on your next adventure by making your very own ultralight hiking stove? Alcohol/methylated spirits stoves make for some of the lightest backpacking stoves and hold many advantages over other cooking systems. Whilst there are many different incarnations of the spirit stove, the design I’m going to share is a simple ‘open jet’ stove made from a single aluminium drinks can,... Read More

11/06/2020

Open Air Camp Kitchen: Flatbread Recipe

Text and images by Jonathan These are a lovely campfire treat, which you can whip up in the great outdoors (if transporting the dry ingredients together, make sure you keep the salt and yeast separate until you come to make them), or prepare the dough in advance and cook them on your stove. Ingredients (makes about 12): 500g Strong White Bread Flour 10g Salt 10g Instant Yeast 30g Unsalted Butter 300ml Water (preferably warm, but not scolding) NB: If you’re planning on making these at camp, make sure you keep... Read More

05/06/2020

Kaisa’s Recipe for Cinnamon Rolls over the Campfire

Detailed instructions and images by Marta Miracle As Swedish as can be, the humble Kanelbullar can now be found all over the world. Whether you call them cinnamon buns or cinnamon rolls, they’re equally delicious! Typically eaten during Fika (the word for a coffee and pastry break in Sweden), this sweet treat is so popular that the 4th of October is International Cinnamon Roll day or Kanelbullens dag. Our resident Swede Kaisa shares her campfire recipe for this Swedish classic. DISCLAIMER: Working with a fire can be a dangerous activity.... Read More

27/05/2020
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Open Air Camp Kitchen: Dried Meals and Camping Food

In our first few posts in the camp kitchen series, we gave an overview of camping stoves and types of fuel, and an in-depth look at gas stoves. In this post, we turn our attention to the exciting part: food! If you’re camping on a campsite, or able to restock with food each day, then you’ve got plenty of options for cooking. We’ll share some of our favourite camping recipes in some future blog posts which might inspire you for your next trip! If, however, you’re carrying everything in your... Read More

13/05/2020
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Open Air Camp Kitchen: Top Tips for Eating on the Trail

In the opening parts of our camp kitchen series, we looked at how to choose a camping stove and the different types of fuel. Next week, we’ll bring you an in-depth look at dried food for backpacking and camping – a great way to save weight, time, effort, and fuel when cooking in the hills. To whet your appetite, here are some of our top tips for eating on the trail – enjoy! Embrace treats You’ve earned them! Keep things relatively simple At the end of a long day walking... Read More

06/05/2020
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Open Air Camp Kitchen: Quick Guide To Camping Stoves & Fuel Options

Text by Jonathan; images by Angus Whitby Need help choosing a camping stove? Yesterday we brought you an in-depth look at gas stoves. Today, as part of our series on all things camp kitchen, we’ve put together a handy guide to the alternative camping stoves and fuels you could choose. Most stoves only work with a single type of fuel, and different fuels have different strengths and weaknesses, so you’ll first need to consider which type you want to use. If you want to be able to use your stove... Read More

05/05/2020
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Open Air Camp Kitchen: Guide To Canister Gas Stoves

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you a series of articles looking at cooking in the great outdoors. Hopefully, they will provide some useful advice and inspire you to start planning and preparing for your next trip, once it is safe to go camping again. In the meantime, please do stay home and stay safe! We begin our series with an in depth look at canister gas stoves. If you’re starting out backpacking and looking for a stove suitable for UK camping, a gas stove is our choice... Read More