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Camp Cookery [Paperback]

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Pages   184
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.25" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   0.72 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 20, 2007
Publisher   Book Jungle
ISBN  1594626251  
EAN  9781594626258  

Availability  141 units.
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Item Description...
The less a man carries in his pack, the more he must carry in his head, a camper cannot go by recipe alone. It is best for him to carry sound general principles in his headj and recipes in his pocket. The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.

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More About Horace Kephart

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jim Casada, who has provided an informative introduction to this edition, is professor of history at Winthrop College. He has written numerous articles on sporting figures and outdoor literature and is editor-at-large for Sporting Classics and contributing editor for Fly Fishing Heritage.

Before coming the mountains, Horace Kephart (1862-1931) served as librarian of the prestigious Mercantile Library in St. Loius. His significant work, however, was done after he came to live in the Southern Appalachians in 1904. He played important roles in the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Trail.

Horace Kephart was born in 1862 and died in 1931.

Horace Kephart has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilde

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Poor Quality  Jun 26, 2008
The first book that I received was a Camp Cookery cover and a computer book inside, I returned it. The second book I received was a poor zerox copy that I couldn't read so I returned it for a refund. this site said they could not refund my money as they had provided a replacement. I'm confused and will not order this site sponsored books again.
Indispensible for building camp and cook fires.  Jul 28, 2005
There are plenty of sources that tell you how to make a fire. There are plenty of books on camping, Boy Scout Handbooks and websites all describe firebuilding, or woodcraft, in one way or another. But I still had a time of getting a good campfire going. If the wood was dry then it would start right up, but often turn to smoldering logs quickly. Or we would have nothing available but wet wood. And then there's the "fire ring", which just as often as not is an overturned truck wheel rim. Half of the time I just struggled to get the fire going and the other half keeping it going. Sure I knew that a fire needs fuel, it needs air and it needs heat, but I still almost always came up short.

My able bodied camping assistant had to stand by and watch me curse and throw chunks of wood as I fought to prove that I was a real camper! She decided to take matters into her own hands and got me a book. GASP, did I really need a book on camp fires?? Well, this book isn't about camp fires, it's called Camp Cookery, by Horace Kephart and it was originally published in 1910. Keep in mind that this was when people (mostly men) went camping to go way back into the wilderness to shoot or catch something to eat. It covers camp cooking tools, such as the reflector oven and folding broiler. Mr. Kephart advocates a lot of lard and has a chapter on cooking fresh killed game, like bear and squirrel. But the chapter on building fires is invaluable.

I followed Mr. Kephart's advice on building a quick cookfire. I gathered twigs like he suggested, built them like it is described in the book. I lit it off and within a couple of minutes had a roaring fire with no further tinkering. The same thing happened every time I built a fire. I was sold. The rest of the chapter talks about the differences between a cook fire and a camp fire. It also describes what woods are good and for what situations. This chapter alone makes the whole book worth acquiring if you're serious about your campfire.

Other chapters cover cooking gear, making breads and cooking fruits and vegetables, in addition to meat, poultry and game.

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