Camp Cookery

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Outing Publishing Company, 1910 - Camping - 154 pages

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Cooking is science for hungry people. Great resource for cooking outdoors. A lot of lists and a few illustration..



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Page 34 - O 0 inous, it kindles easily and makes a good blaze for "branding up" a fire. Pitch pine, which is the most inflammable of all woods when dry and "fat," will scarcely burn at all in a green state. Sycamore and buckeye, when thoroughly seasoned, are good fuel, but will not split. Alder burns readily and gives out considerable heat, but is not lasting. The wood of the large-toothed aspen will not burn when green, yet when dry it burns freely, does not crackle, lasts well, and leaves good coals. The...
Page 29 - Fire for Baking — For baking in a reflector, or roasting a joint, a .high fire is best, with a backing to throw the heat forward. Sticks three feet long can be leaned against a big log or a sheer-faced rock, and the kindlings started under them. "Often a good bed of coals is wanted. The campfire generally supplies these, but sometimes they are needed in a hurry, soon after camp is pitched. To get them, take sound hardwood, either green or dead, and split it into sticks of uniform thickness (say,...
Page 35 - hemlock, and of hardwoods generally, is good to make glowing coals in a hurry. In a hardwood forest the best kindling, sure to be dry underneath the bark in all weathers, is procured by snapping off the small dead branches, or stubs of branches, that are left on the trunks of medium-sized trees. Do not pick up twigs from the ground, but choose those, among the downwood, that are held up free from the ground. Where a tree is found that has been shivered by lightning, or one that has broken off without...
Page 35 - To light a match in the wind, face the wind. Cup your hands, with their backs toward the wind, and hold the match with its head pointing toward the rear of the cup ; ie, toward the wind. Remove the right hand just long enough to strike the match on something very close by ; then instantly resume the former position. The flame will run up the match stick, instead of being blown away from it, and so will have something to feed on.
Page 29 - Leave free air spaces between the sticks. Fire requires air, and plenty of it, and it burns best when it has something to climb up on ; hence the wigwam construction. Now touch off the shaved sticks, and in a moment you will have a small blast furnace under the pot. This will get up steam in a hurry. Meantime get two bed-sticks, five or six inches thick, to support the frying pan. The firewood will all drop to embers soon after the pot boils. Toss out the This chapter from Mr.
Page 35 - Dry fuel and a place to build the fire can often be found under big uptilted logs, shelving rocks, and similar natural shelters, or in the core of an old stump. In default of these, look for a dead softwood tree that leans to the south. The wood and bark on the under side will be dry — chop some off, split it fine, and build your fire under the shelter of the trunk. To light a match in the wind, face the wind. Cup your hands, with their backs toward the wind, and hold the match with its head pointing...
Page 46 - Salt, three pounds; allspice, four table-spoonfuls, and black pepper five table-spoonfuls, all thoroughly mixed. natural divisions between the muscles. With big game like elk, some of the muscles of the thigh are so thick they require to be split in two. A piece of meat should not exceed five inches in thickness. Skin off all enveloping membranes, so that the curative powder will come in direct contact with the raw, moist flesh. The flesh must be sufficiently fresh and moist that the preservative...
Page 30 - Camp-fires as distinguished from cooking-fires are usually built by laying down two short, thick logs five or six feet apart, for bed-sticks, crossing these with two parallel logs about a foot apart, and firing with small poles between them. Such a fire is generally too hot for good cooking, and it blazes or smokes too much. Cook in front of it, or to one side, with coals raked from under the forestick. When staying several days in one place, build a separate cooking-fire. It saves trouble in the...
Page 33 - Cherry makes only fair fuel. White elm is poor stuff, but slippery elm is better. In some respects white ash is the best of green woods for campers' fuel. It is easily cut and split, is lighter to tote than most other hardwoods, and is of so dry a nature that even the green wood catches fire readily. It burns with clear flame, and lasts longer than any other free-burning wood of its weight. Most of the softwoods are good only for kindling, or for quick cooking-fires. Liquidambar, magnolia, poplar...

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