Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class
Description: Tired of always eating the same old camp food? Heading out for your first camping or hiking trip and not sure what to pack? In this hands-on field seminar, REI Outdoor School instructors will teach you how to build a safe, efficient camp kitchen, design a menu, and prepare nutritious, tasty meals that will delight your campers and elevate your wilderness experiences! Learn about proper food handling and sanitation techniques and tips on preparing and storing your food to minimize cleanup. We will discuss what stove and fuel types are best for your needs, then we will prepare and cook a shared meal on a variety of stoves. We'll be sampling ultra-convenient freeze-dried meals, along with some of our staff's favorite camp recipes from a mix of dried and fresh ingredients that are sure to please. All stoves, kitchen materials, and food ingredients provided (with options for both vegetarians and meat eaters).
Skills you'll learn:
Strategies for healthy, light weight, and easy to prepare meals. Learn to use camp stoves safely. Practice hands-on cooking during class. Applicable skills suitable for backpackers and car campers alike.
Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.
Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class Information
INTRODUCTION TO BACKCOUNTRY COOKING CLASS
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Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class Gear List
Gear to bring to class:
- Water Bottle
- Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
- Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
- Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
- Hiking Boots
- Utensils - A good choice is the REI Campware Utensil Set
- Lunch & Snacks
- Lip Balm/Protection
- Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
- Notebook and Pen or Pencil
- Camp Chair - A good choice is the REI Comfort LTG Chair
Gear provided by REI:
- Backpacking Stove
- Group First Aid Kit
- Food - Camping food.