Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class

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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.

Check out the gear list.

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

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INTRODUCTION TO BACKCOUNTRY COOKING CLASS

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5/3/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class
Tilden Regional Park: Quarry Picnic Area | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 12
Required Legal Form: General (pdf)

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

Spots left: 6

5/17/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class
Wildwood Park (Saratoga) | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 8
Required Legal Form: General (pdf)

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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6/1/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class
Wildwood Park (Saratoga) | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 9
Required Legal Form: General (pdf)

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

Spots left: 9

6/14/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class
Tilden Regional Park: Quarry Picnic Area | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 9
Required Legal Form: General (pdf)

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

Spots left: 9

Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class Gear List

Gear to bring to class:

(Required)

  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Hiking Boots
  • Utensils - A good choice is the REI Campware Utensil Set
  • Mug
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Plate/Bowl
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.

(Optional)

  • 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
  • Lip Balm/Protection

Gear provided by REI:

  • Backpacking Stove
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Food - Camping food.
  • Cookset