From "Commissioner's French Toast" to "Chicken Dutchiladas," The Scout's Dutch Oven Cookbook highlights hand-picked outdoor recipes, plus cooking methods and tips for a Scout-friendly cooking experience. This is the must-have resource for Dutch oven cooking in the outdoors, whether you're a Scout, hiker, camper, canoer, kayaker--or anyone who eats in the wilderness.
Tim and Christine Conners are the authors of The Scout’s Outdoor Cookbook, a popular compendium of over 300 top recipes from Boy Scout and Girl Scout leaders throughout the United States. Experienced campers, backpackers, and outdoor chefs, Tim and Christine have also authored Lipsmackin’ Backpackin’ and Lipsmackin’ Vegetarian Backpackin’, two of the most popular trail cooking books of the past decade.
Tim and Christine have been testing outdoor recipes practically nonstop for fifteen years. At the invitation of Boy Scouts of America, the Conners have twice served as judges for Scouting magazine’s prestigious national camp food cooking contest. The Conners have four children. Their two oldest sons have attained the rank of Star Scout and are well on the road to their goal of Eagle.
Tim has previously served as Assistant Cubmaster and Den Leader in Georgia’s Coastal Empire Council. He currently is Committee Member - and default senior camp chef and cooking instructor! - for Troop 340 in Statesboro, Georgia.
"Everything you need to serve healthy, tasty, and satisfying Dutch oven meals (including desserts) in the great outdoors. Tim and Christine, longtime friends of scouting, give you more than just recipes. In fun, easy-to-read prose, their guides cover every aspect of Dutch oven cookery: planning, preparation, cleanup, and safety, as well as helpful back-of-the-book lists, terms, and resources that can make a Dutch-oven novice a Dutch-oven chef. A must for every scouter and scout, too!"
—John R. Clark, Managing Editor, Scouting magazine
—John Foster, District Commissioner, Kings Peak District, Utah National Parks Council
"The introduction is a comprehensive guide to the dos and don’ts of Dutch oven cooking. It is a great 'single source' for what you need to know about cooking, safety, care, and differences among Dutch ovens.
—Vincent P. Cozzone, Scout Executive/CEO, Venture Crew Advisor Crew 149, Waterloo, Belgium; Boy Scouts of America Transatlantic Council
"Christine's and Tim's books are a wealth of cooking and camping knowledge that every novice and experienced camper/hiker should not do without. The recipes are clear and easy to follow and the preliminary "how-to" tips are invaluable for the planning work and safety advice, in order to "Be Prepared" for all possibilities. I think that everyone wanting to learn more about outdoor cooking should run out and get a copy for their cooking library!"
—Michael Kaiserauer, Council Training Chair, Boy Scouts of America Transatlantic Council, Berlin, Germany