Creative Camp Cooking - Part 2

In a previous article, I wrote primarily about box ovens. With this article, we will consider a couple of other ideas that can also make your camping meals fun and enjoyable.

The first is something called foil packs. Foil packs are quite simple. You spread out a large sheet of aluminum foil, add whatever ingredients you like, seal it up on the ends, and place it on a bed of hot charcoal.

Remember not to use too much charcoal. Each briquette adds about 25 degrees F. (The same rule applies to dutch ovens, box ovens, and even your barbeque grill at home.) Add too many and you will burn the food, possibly melt the aluminum foil, and maybe burn yourself in the process.

Sample ingredients might include potatoes, onions, carrots, hamburger, a couple spoonfuls of campbells soup (such as cream of mushroom), salt and pepper to taste, and a bit of water for moisture during cooking. If you want to add cheese, add it after the cooking process. Otherwise, it will probably burn to the inside of the foil pack.

Another fun way to cook outdoors is with dutch ovens. You can cook almost anything in a dutch oven and you can find lots of recipes on the internet.

It is often recommended that you line the inside of the oven with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Here is a sample recipe that we learned from some boy scouts at a recent webelos day camp.

Peach Dump Cake Recipe

Ingredients: 2 boxes yellow cake mix; 2 cans peaches; 1 stick butter; 1 can 7up or Sprite; cinnamon.

Line dutch oven with foil. Dump cake mix into bottom. Dump peaches on top of cake mix. Slice the butter into hunks and add to the mixture. Add cinnamon to taste. Pour 7up or Sprite on top. Stir. Place lid on oven, and place about 20 hot coals on top. Cook approximately 45 minutes.

Personally, I wonder if it wouldn't be better to put the peaches on the bottom so you don't have to put as much effort into stirring the cake mix. Some experimentation may be warranted. Get creative! Afterall, that's one of the things that makes it fun.

Another thing that makes these recipes fun is that the whole family can get involved. The kids can help make foil packs, and even a small child could do most of the dump cake up to the point of adding the coals.

The author, Greg Bonney, is the owner of Bonney Information and E-Commerce and founder of Scoutcamping.com (http://www.scoutcamping.com).

Copyright © 2005 Bonney Information and E-Commerce.

In The News:

Deanne Buck resigns from Camber Outdoors and Diana Seung steps in  SNEWSCamber Outdoors Executive Director Deanne Buck has tendered her resignation after six years at the helm of the organization who's mission is "equity in the ...
Boxx Creative looks to outdoors for design of Italy's Albergo Miramonti hotel  DezeenThe landscape of a town in northern Italy informed the interiors of the Albergo Miramonti hotel, which Boxx Creative has given a contemporary overhaul.
Staying safe during Get Outdoors Week  OurAucklandWhether you're keen on a long walk, trail run or mountain biking, check our top tips for outdoor safety.
Indianapolis show, seminars and a swap meet: Week 6 of shows in Chicago outdoors  Chicago Sun-TimesA couple good seminars and the big show--the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show--highlight week sixth of show season around Chicago outdoors.
Outdoor Furniture: Decorate your balcony for summer  Times of IndiaSpring season is just around the corner and in case you are a purveyor of the outdoor leisure time, it calls for revamping your balcony with the best outdoor ...
Ag & Outdoors  Colorado County CitizenThe Colorado County 4-H Roundup, which includes multiple activities, will be Saturday, March 2, at 9:30 a.m.. Read more ...
'O'Mahony is a man for the outdoors... he could rustle up something'  Independent.ie1. What's your pre-training routine? I just put the headphones on and listen to some music, get ready and get onto the pitch. I do my own warm-up, just a few ...
Strolling around the Great Outdoors | post.mainelymediallc.com | Kennebunk Post  Mainely Media(Kevin A. Byron photo) KENNEBUNK – About a dozen adventurous citizens accepted Kennebunk Land Trust's invitation to hit the icy trails of Mousam River ...
Take The Spa Outdoors (Yes, In Winter!) At This Brooklyn Wellness Escape  ForbesThe pop-up spa at a Brooklyn hotel's outdoor terrace features six glorious glamping tents outfitted with wellness-inducing infrared saunas.
Winter well-being: a forest nursery where children spend time outdoors  ITV NewsRead the latest Central stories, Winter well-being: a forest nursery where children spend time outdoors on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Central ...
Outdoors Report: Big snowfalls means a great weekend for outdoor recreation  Journal TimesWisconsin had a series of snowstorms across the entire state this week, dropping anywhere from 6 inches to more than a foot of snow in many locations.
NEIL WAUGH OUTDOORS: The Year of the Walleye  Edmonton SunBy NEIL WAUGHI wandered up to my favourite Old Strathcona won ton restaurant the other day as a personal tip of the fishing hat to the Chinese New Year.
Art Lander's Outdoors: A look back at the tackle and techniques of America's early black bass anglers  User-generated contentBass anglers today have a staggering array of tackle readily available. There's a rod, reel, and line for every lure presentation. Casting reels, spinning reels, light ...
Outdoors: Late-season ice fishing worth it  Times Union It's February, and while no one can tell when the actual end of the ice fishing season will be, there isn't much left. It may end this month, but some years ice ...
The World Outdoors: London-tied international bird journal among world's best  The London Free PressLondon should be proud of its connection to Avian Conservation and Ecology, one of the world's top 10 bird science journals. The periodical, which is informally ...
App launched by Search and Rescue Volunteer Association looks to make outdoors life safer and more fun  Medicine Hat NewsThe Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada has launched a new app to help people “Get informed and go outdoors.” The AdventureSmart Trip ...
Students learn about the outdoors at Outagamie Conservation Club  Fox11online.comOUTAGAMIE COUNTY (WLUK) -- Dozens of students took to the trails on Wednesday, learning about the outdoors. The partnership between J.R. Gerritts Middle ...
Jays eager to get outdoors for series against Arkansas-Little Rock  Omaha World-HeraldAfter spending most of the preseason practicing indoors, Creighton will likely have a few adjustments to make when it opens its season at Arkansas-Little Rock ...
Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update  TAPinto.netLONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County.
Land and Water fund revived, critical for SC conservation and outdoor recreation  Charleston Post CourierThe Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill that includes at least $15 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund critical to South Carolina outdoors ...
Outdoors: Don’t give up on trout fishing  Tallahassee.comThe water on our shallow flats is cold, very cold. Sadly many trout fishermen won't even try for them until the spring warm-up. That's wrong. Instead of sitting ...
The great outdoors is waiting for you with new classes  The Wiltshire Gazette and HeraldIF you are looking for something to do with the children or if you want to get outside and connect with nature, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has…
Outdoors: A few game options to stew over  Oneonta Daily StarA week or so ago there was an interesting question in the Binghamton Press. Which animal has the most teeth: a grizzly bear, a wolf or an oppossum?
'They Need Fresh Air': Advocates Say DC Inmates Haven't Gotten Outdoor Time In Months  WAMU 88.5Residents at the Correctional Treatment Facility say they're begging for *fresh* air and sunlight, but aren't getting any. The DOC says inmates haven't been ...
Wounded Warriors Weekend with Wintergreen Adaptive Sports  Blue Ridge Outdoors MagazineFor nearly twenty years, Wintergreen Adaptive Sports has been providing outdoor sports and recreational adventures for the disabled. This year, Wintergreen ...
Do's and Don'ts for Enjoying Cannabis in the Great Outdoors  CivilizedCannabis can help you get out of your head and into your body, which can be perfect for your next hiking venture. Here are some tips to enhance your ...
Metropolitan Increases Rebate for Popular Turf Program to Promote Water Savings Outdoors  Associated PressLOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 13, 2019--The Metropolitan Water District is giving Southern Californians another reason to replace their thirsty grass ...
Outdoors events, 2/10  Lincoln Journal StarWEDNESDAY. Archery event — College Night on the Range, 8:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays when UNL is in session, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education ...
Getting outdoors for spring activities  Port Townsend LeaderAs the weather warms up, the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest can shine. It may be a good time to learn more about the natural history and ecology of our ...
Turkey federation banquet returns to fairgrounds | Outdoors  Paris Post IntelligencerTime to talk turkey and strut your stuff with fellow sportsmen. Plus you can gobble up some great food, too.
First Hunt event shows future of duck hunting is looking bright  SoMdNews.comWhat did you do last Saturday? If you didn't have a pressing engagement, maybe you slept in, enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and read the paper. A great group of ...
Adidas Terrex SS19 Conquers The Outdoors With New High-Performance Collection  Magnetic MagazineCombining performance with aesthetics, this season Adidas Terrex is here to inspire and enable outdoor athletes to unleash their imagination to progress ...
HoverChair hanging chair offers comfort in the outdoors  Geeky GadgetsAdventures, campers or anyone that enjoys lazing around outside may be interested in a new hanging chair aptly named the HoverChair, created and designed.
Outdoors calendar: Feb. 10, 2019 | Fishing  Charleston Post CourierThe Swamp Fox Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 35th annual fund-raising banquet and outdoors exhibit at 5 p.m. March 2 in the ...
Insider Selling: Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) CFO Sells 1,000 Shares of Stock  Fairfield CurrentJohnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) CFO David W. Johnson sold 1000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 8th. The shares ...
Dress for winter fishing  Chaffee County TimesI've been out on the river several times in the past week. Last week, the water temperature was 35. This week, being warmer, the water made it up to a.
Industry Buzz: Nikwax, GRAYL, Kathmandu sustainability survey, public lands act, Emerald Expositions, and more  SNEWSEighty Colorado outdoor companies have come together to urge Congress to support America's Public Land Act, which was just introduced Thursday afternoon ...
Wild steelhead will be tagged to help track health  Lewiston Morning TribuneIn an effort to get a better picture of how wild steelhead are affected by fishing, the University of Idaho and Idaho Department of Fish and Game will enlist the help ...
Massive flood control project for Waikiki would gobble up schools’ outdoors space  Hawaii News NowThe student council at Hokulani Elementary in Manoa are standing up to the federal government by saying 'no' to the Ala Wai Canal project.
Lakeview Bowmen host outdoor archery shoot  Herald and NewsLAKEVIEW — Its name is both literal and appropriate, but for those who don't mind a little cold and love archery, the annual Freeze Your Buns Off Archery Shoot ...
Runner who suffocated mountain lion with his foot describes the attack  KBZK Bozeman NewsLast Monday, Travis Kauffman went for a run near Fort Collins, Colorado. Little did he know his workout would include suffocating a mountain lion. “I feel like I ...
Outdoor groups may sue over Crazy Mountain access, they warn Forest Service  Billings GazetteA coalition of outdoor groups and individuals is threatening to sue the Custer Gallatin National Forest for “failure to protect and defend public access rights in the ...
Dan McNeil speaks, sturgeon, eagles: Notes around Chicago outdoors  Chicago Sun-TimesDan McNeil speaks on muskies, eagle sightings all over and sturgeon are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors.
LIFE OUTDOORS: Freemasons in Maynard  Wicked LocalFrom 1922 to 2013 the imposing wooden building at 100 Main St., currently housing 5 PEAKS Fitness (until recently, Legends Comix and Games), Classic Hair, ...
Rainy days dominate fishing scene, lake levels rising  Paris Post IntelligencerEnough already on the rainy days. Seems we've entered the rainy season with little relief in sight.
Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 review: a classy outdoors smartwatch for explorers  T3Despite some issues, the Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 appeals as a Wear OS watch for exploring the great outdoors with.
The Great Outdoors w/ Charlie Potter 2.10.19  WGN Radio - ChicagoJoin host Charlie Potter for your weekly news and interviews related to the environment, nature and the great outdoors.
What's Up Outdoors: Good days, Bad days  Brainerd DispatchI know this winter has had its good days and bad days but last Saturday for the Brainerd Warriors ice fishing tournament we ended up with good weather.
Cowlitz Valley Runners schedule | Outdoors  Longview Daily NewsThe Cowlitz Valley Runners group sponsors Saturday morning fun runs and other club events on a monthly basis.
Action Outdoors: February is coyote month | Outdoors  Walker Pilot IndependentYes, the month of February can be very frustrating as Mother Nature throws all kinds of snow and ice events, and makes this month rather demoralizing. On the ...
Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.  TAPinto.netLONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County.
Is AdTech Moving Outdoors?  ForbesAdvertising-technology spending surged right through 2018 and is forecasted to continue at a clip of above 10% annual growth rates through 2022. We take a ...
Do Prisoners Get More Time Outdoors Than Our Kids?  The WireThe good news is that what's good for the children is just as good for their parents.
Outdoor improvements that boost home value  Valley NewsTEMECULA – Whether home improvement projects are designed to improve the interior or exterior of a house, focusing on renovations that make the.
Teksupport drops phase-one line-up for its new Gather Outdoors Festival  MixmagBringing house and techno to the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York.
Coyote and bald eagle battle for supremacy on frozen Maine lake  Bangor Daily NewsA trail camera caught a dramatic encounter when a coyote and bald eagle sparred over bait left on a frozen lake.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, ...
Exhausted firefighters sleep on the grass outdoors after battling forest fire for more than 34 hours  Daily MailA video of exhausted Chinese firefighters taking a break after battling a forest fire for nearly 34 hours has reaped praise from citizens and social media users.
Ex-Cabela's employee launches website selling outdoors products  Lincoln Journal StarA former Cabela's employee has announced the launch of an ecommerce company focused on selling outdoors products.
Johnson Outdoors to Release Fiscal 2019 First Quarter Results on February 4, 2019  GlobeNewswireRACINE, Wis., Jan. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC. (Nasdaq: JOUT), a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment ...
AGFC plans town hall meeting to answer all your outdoors questions  THV11.com KTHVThe AGFC is planning to hold a town hall meeting called “A Conversation with Commissioners” “A Conversation with Commissioners,” Tuesday, Feb. 19.
McCann, Bjugstad eager to play outdoors with Penguins at Stadium Series  NHL.comPHILADELPHIA -- Jared McCann couldn't wait to check the calendar as soon as he and Nick Bjugstad were traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 1.
Norfolk nature reserve fair a 'must visit' for lovers of wildlife and the outdoors  Fakenham & Wells TimesA popular wildlife event being held at a Norfolk nature reserve will bring together experts in the fields of optic equipment and nature holidays, as well as featuring ...
Camber CEO Outdoor Equity Pledge sparks major backlash  SNEWSOn the final day of the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show last week Camber Outdoors announced its CEO Outdoor Equity Pledge. Following a panel discussion ...
Governor, lawmakers propose new office to promote outdoors  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are backing legislation to establish an office of outdoor recreation to promote ...
16 of the Best Winter Sales for 2019: Outdoors, Tech, Games  WIREDThere are some exciting sales this cold weekend from REI, Apple, Samsung, and more.
Don't Let a Breakup Ruin Your Love of the Outdoors  OutsideWelcome to Tough Love. Every other week, we're answering your questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Our advice giver is Blair ...
Steamboat plays host to weekend of outdoor adventure films  Steamboat Pilot & TodayThis weekend, a cascade of outdoor adventure films that have been touring the country will make a stop at the Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs.
BLANE KLEMEK OUTDOORS: Common and not-so-common birds flock to...  Bemidji PioneerFor the past few weeks, I've spent a lot of time at my parents' home in Eagle Bend, which is a small town about 50 miles south of Park Rapids along U.S. ...
Tips Up: Words from TVSEF | Outdoors  Teton Valley NewsThe Teton Valley Ski Education Snowboard team has been in existence since 1990. I have been a part of the team since 1992. After being on the team for 11.
Op-Ed: Access to the Outdoors Is a Basic Human Right  OutsideThe Outdoor Equity Fund, supported by more than 50 state and national organizations representing social, environmental, immigration, and health justice, will ...
Jerry Davis: Exchange student loves Wisconsin’s outdoors opportunities  Madison.comWe can't hunt unless we're in some type of club and then it's mostly hunting preserves,” Marieke (Rieke) Kuchenbecker said of living in Germany. “We can't have ...
Snow won't slow show-goers who live for the outdoors  OregonLiveIt's snowing, you say? Curl up, start a fire, hope the paper gets delivered (oh, wait), drink hot soup, Stay warm? Heh, heh...Snooze and lose. Why are all those ...
Outdoors: Crying wolf doesn't advance gun rights  The SouthernThe uproar created by the Illinois General Assembly's action to license gun dealers in the state has largely died down.
Outdoor digital signage and the rise of smart cities  Digital Signage TodayThere's no doubt that outdoor digital signage is changing the face of our towns and cities. This isn't just about businesses trying to boost revenue; it's part of the ...
You May Have Never Heard of This Outdoor Gear Stock With 60% Upside  Barron'sYeti's stock jumped 17% Thursday after it beat estimates for fourth-quarter earnings. The name might not be familiar. That's part of the appeal.
Date set for outdoor recreation park open house  Bonnyville NouvelleDuring their regular council meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13, council decided to host the rescheduled event on Monday, March 4 at the Shaw House from 6 p.m. ...
How Two Young Dutch Entrepreneurs Are Challenging The Outdoor Industry  ForbesCortèz Outerwear represents a disruptive development in outdoor apparel and its distribution. With a crowd-funded launch in 2017, it focuses on producing outer ...
The outdoors vs. Trump  AxiosBrands like Columbia and Patagonia have monster social media presence and brand loyalty.
This Week in Fish and Wildlife: Deadlines outdoor enthusiasts need to know  KBZK Bozeman NewsLorenzo Aguilar, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Region 3 office manager, visits Chet about the Smith River float deadline and Shoulder Season ending Friday, ...
Curling goes outdoors as temperatures drop  BBC NewsFreezing conditions enabled curlers in some parts of the country to enjoy the traditional sport outside.
The 2019 Outdoor Show offers a sneak peek of warmer weather  KWQC-TV6ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - It's not too soon to start dreaming about warmer weather and if you're looking for a way to have some outdoor fun, indoors, this ...
Burlington police: 19 year-old University of Vermont student found dead outdoors  BurlingtonFreePress.comA University of Vermont student was found dead in the snow behind a business on North Winooski Avenue. Burlington police and fire departments responded to ...
Watch: Frigid temperatures not slowing down some outdoor enthusiasts  Saskatoon StarPhoenixSaskatoon is in the midst of a historic cold snap that hasn't been seen in more than 80 years, but people throughout the city continue to fight the freeze.
Frigid temps pose challenges for those making a living outdoors  KBZK Bozeman NewsFrostbite and hypothermia can set in quickly on days when the temperature struggles to hit single digits. This typically increases hospital visits at this time of year.
Ocean Outdoor Guides For Strong Growth After  MorningstarLONDON (Alliance News) - Digital advertiser Ocean Outdoor Ltd said on Friday strong third quarter ...
California Outdoors Hall of Fame inductees changed landscape  San Francisco ChronicleA salmon conservationist who helped invent an underwater filming technique, one of the world's greatest hikers, and the man who brought California travel into ...
East Lansing man found dead outdoors, cause of death unknown  Lansing State JournalEAST LANSING - Police said they don't know what caused the death of a 60-year-old East Lansing man whose body was found outdoors on Wednesday.
Outdoor rink, lagoon improvements on the agenda for Harrison  Chilliwack ProgressThe projects are intended to increase tourism numbers and infrastructure in the resort village.

Hiking in the Forest Knowing When to Slow Down

One morning in mid summer, I headed out for some... Read More

Discount Lift Tickets - Learn what Colorado Ski Resorts Do Not Want You to Know!

How to get discount lift tickets for popular ski resorts... Read More

Inflatable Boats: An Overview

Inflatable boats are made from flexible material, usually rubber, canvas,... Read More

Ultralight Backpacks - The Lightest

Why ultralight backpacks? Devotees of ultralight backpacking know you reduce... Read More

Safety Tips While Walking in the Spanish Countryside

Spring:Essential items when preparing for a walk-Compass-First aid kit -... Read More

All the Way to Timbuctu

Yes, it's real. There is a place called Timbuktu and... Read More

Discover Eaton Canyon In Pasadena California

Eaton Canyon Natural Area Nature Center, entrance, 1750 N. Altadena... Read More

Catch Another Falling Star

Recently we stayed at a state campground in Michigan near... Read More

Is There Such A Thing As A Romantic Camping Getaway In Minnesota?

Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com and Bookpleasures.com is pleased... Read More

Student Travel ? Backpacking In Europe

For the fortunate few, life isn't complete without a backpacking... Read More

Unforgettable White Mountains Vacations ? The Most Scenic 100 Miles in New England

This amazing drive through the White Mountains of New Hampshire... Read More

Samoa, Heart of Polynesia

The islands of Samoa are emerging as an exciting new... Read More

Shark Attacks! How Common are They? Where do They Occur?

Last week in Australia, one man's day at beach could... Read More

Be Sure to Buy the Best Discount Camping Gear Before Going on that Family Adventure

When you're on the Internet looking for discount camping gear,... Read More

Your Virgin Bushwalk

Isn't it time you stepped out of the concrete jungle... Read More

A Review of Inflatable Boat Manufacturers

There are many manufacturers of inflatable boats on the market... Read More

Lightweight Backpacking: How Light?

You aren't lightweight backpacking if you are carrying twenty-five pounds... Read More

Motorhome Camp Grounds Stalls should be Astroturf

Having traveled from state to state and every city in... Read More

San Diego Beach Hikes ? Cardiff to Carlsbad

San Diego offers a bevy of interesting hikes. With the... Read More

The Different Styles of Tents Available

The dictionary defines a tent as 'a portable shelter usually... Read More

Dont Forget that Camping Gear Checklist Before You Leave on that Family Camping Adventure

A camping gear checklist is an important tool to help... Read More

You Might Be An Ultralight Backpacker If...

If you you find yourself saying "Hey, that's a good... Read More

Arrowhead Hunting and Rock Collecting

We weren't planning to go rock and arrowhead hunting in... Read More

Ultralight Backpacking Versus Traditional Backpacking

Contrary to what many think, ultralight backpacking is not just... Read More

Hiking Trails Mt. Washington Valley NH - Trekking trails USA

Mt. Washington Valley Trails & Mt Washington - NHThe highest... Read More