Get your grub on: Free campfire recipe cookbook

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No camping plans are complete without the grub, so let our campfire cooking recipe book set you up for success.

Inside you'll find more than 80 campfire recipes and food preparation tips, all submitted by Wilderness Society supporters.

Start cookin' with our free campfire recipe book

Here's a look at some of the recipes inside:

Tater Tot Casserole
John McNeeley, Fountain Valley, California


1 bag tater tots
1 diced onion
1 small can sliced mushrooms
1 stick (4 oz) of butter, cut up
1 can diced chilies (optional)

1. Mix all ingredients. Make a boat out of tin foil.
Add all ingredients and seal up tight.
2. Place it on the fire for 30 min. Mash it all up and serve hot.

Apple S’mores

Nicole Patton, Midland, Michigan

“They say necessity is the mother of invention. I invented apple s’mores when I was ten years old because we had run out of graham crackers, and happened to be situated near to an abandoned apple orchard. Nothing fancy, but it became a camping staple for my family, and always easy for the kids.”


Hershey's chocolate bar, divided into squares


1. Leave your apples whole, core them out with a melon baller, but
leave the bottom solid.
2. Drop two squares of Hershey’s into the hole, and seal it off with a large marshmallow.
3. Wrap in foil and cook in the coals like you would a baked potato.

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Couscous Curry Chicken
Dan J. McGuire, Kirkland, Washington

“I am a big believer in freezer bag cooking, especially when solo hiking.”


1/2 cup of whole wheat couscous
1/2 pouch of cubed chicken breast or salmon
1/8 cup of dried vegetables
1 cube of chicken boullion
1/8 cup of raisins or dried cranberries
1/2-1 tsp of curry powder or other spice
for later:
shredded coconut or cashews (optional)


1. Pour one cup boiling water over ingredients in bag and
stir thoroughly.
2. Force out most of the air, close the bag and place it into
a fabric that will retain the heat.
3. Let set 5-10 minutes and then add a small amount of
shredded coconut and cashews or your favorite nut.

Get more campfire recipes like these in our Campfire Cookbook