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Traveller's Tips: Campground Cooking

Food is an integral part of living - and living outdoors is no exception. We polled our members and asked them for their favourite tips and recipes for campground cooking. Here are the top two:

"This one is one we like because it's prepared at home, stored in an ice cream pail, and can be brought out whenever someone needs a nice snack. All you have to do it take out a wad of dough, wrap it two or three times around a stick, hold the stick over the campfire, and brown it. You can also cook it on a flat rock next to the fire, but it's more fun doing it over the fire with a stick.

Once brown, cut down the middle and spread some jam on it. De-lish. Wish I could say that it's a family recipe, but Bannock goes as far back as North America's indigenous people.

Bannock Recipe

• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons baking powder
• 1/4 cup butter, melted
• 1 1/2 cups water
Mix ingredients, knead dough. Store for campfire cooking later.

- Jeannette Brewer, Canmore Alberta (camping fan who loves Canyon Hot Springs near Revelstoke)

Cooler Corn

"Am I the only person who hasn't heard of "cooler corn"?

Cooler CornAs an obsessive food nerd, you'd expect that I would have at least heard of it, but over the weekend I was blind-sided by the simple genius of this method for cooking loads of corn on the cob perfectly.

"This idea was recently profiled by Scott DeSimon on BonAppetit. Simply take a clean, insulated Coleman cooler, load in your shucked corn that stays the right tenperature for hours".

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