Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class

  • Skill level : 1

    Beginner

  • Fitness level : 1

    Relaxed

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).

Gear provided by REI

  • Camp Kitchen
  • Camp Stove - 1 or 2 burner stove
  • Cookset
  • Cooler w/ Ice
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Knife

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