Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class
- Fitness level 1: Relaxed
- Skill level 1: Beginner
- Group size: 10
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).
- 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.
Please let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary preferences of allergies we should be aware of.
North Conway REI
1498 White Mountain Hwy C30, North Conway, NH 3860