Outdoor Cooking

Easy, delicious beef & venison jerky recipes, plus tips on what makes the best jerky

Tips and Recipes for Making the Best Beef and Venison Jerky Ever

November 20, 2019
Looking for Ways to Make Easy, Delicious Beef and Venison Jerky? The number of American camping trips fueled by venison or beef jerky is lost to history. Going all the way back to the earliest…
News & Tips: How to Pack Any Cooler to Keep Your Food Colder Longer (video)...

How to Pack Any Cooler to Keep Your Food Colder Longer (video)

March 1, 2019
9 Best Ways to Keep Your Food Cold Longer in a Cooler Whether you’re willing to spend hundreds of dollars on a roto-molded cooler or your budget is more in line with a traditional double-walled…
News & Tips: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Hunting Morel Mushrooms (video)...

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Hunting Morel Mushrooms (video)

February 8, 2019
You Can Find Morel Mushrooms This Spring! If you’re a spring turkey hunter, particularly in the Midwest, you’ve probably run across other hunters in the woods who are definitely not turkey hunting ……
Food in a pie iron, after being cooked

6 Proven Pie Iron Recipes to Up Your Pudgie Pie Cooking Game (video)

November 1, 2018
Cooking pudgy pies with a pie iron over an open fire is usually thought of as something to keep the kiddies occupied during a camping trip. They turn out grilled cheese sandwiches, toasted PB & J…
Camping recipes with apples

3 Delicious Camping-Friendly Apple Recipes

August 29, 2018
Come early autumn each year, one of the most popular family outdoor activities is picking apples. Orchards hold festivals that include hay rides, bonfires, entertainment, tastings, and … of course ……
News & Tips: Mountain Man Cooking Recipes (video)

Mountain Man Cooking Recipes (video)

August 17, 2018
Let’s just admit it. Any time you go camping, you feel like a mountain man. It doesn’t matter whether you're hunting in the wilderness or you’ve packed into a remote camp somewhere on the Snake River…
Seasoning and care of cast iron

How to Care and Season Cast Iron Cookware (video)

August 31, 2017
If you’re a serious camper – short of somebody who carries camp on his or her own back – chances are you probably look at a cast iron skillet and Dutch oven as core to your camping gear. Cast iron is…
Insanely Delicious Smores Recipes

The Most Insanely Delicious S’mores Recipes You’ve Never Heard Of

June 29, 2017
S’mores are a camping and backyard cooking staple. Combining graham crackers, milk chocolate bars, and creamy gooey toasted marshmallows … what’s not too like? But what if you could make s’mores…
Instructions to build a Campfire Rocket Stove

Build Your Own Rocket Stove From Cement Blocks (video)

May 18, 2017
So, do you know what a rocket stove is? Whether homemade or commercially designed and manufactured, a camping or outdoor rocket stove burns a small amount of small pieces of wood to create and…
News & Tips: Pie Irons - Camping Family's Favorite Cooking Tool Plus Easy Recipes (video)...

Pie Irons - Camping Family's Favorite Cooking Tool Plus Easy Recipes (video)

April 25, 2017
Campsite cooking should involve everyone. One of the best ways to accomplish that is with pie irons or a camp fire iron like the Bass Pro Shops Camp Fire Single iron . If you start with basic recipes…
Buying Guide For the Outdoor Cook

12 Cool Gifts for the Outdoor Cook

March 15, 2017
Have you got a camp cook … or at least a wannabe … on your gift buying list for a birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day … or just because? Consider yourself lucky! You’re never going to…
News & Tips: 6 Crazy Delicious Hot Dog Recipes Camping Kids LOVE...

6 Crazy Delicious Hot Dog Recipes Camping Kids LOVE

March 13, 2017
Ketchup and mustard? Come on… you can do better than that. Have you had enough plain old hotdogs at the campsite? Step it up with one of these crazy delicious hot dog recipes! Hot dogs are a staple…