Camping Cook Books?

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 22:11
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Heading off to Cape Y. in 2 weeks via outback NSW and O/B QLD and so I thought I should buy a cook book for camping out meals.
I can't beleive what I came home with......

Has anyone seen Jack Absalom"s "Outback Cooking in the Camp Oven"?

First recipe is Spag soup....ingredients 1 kangaroo tail!
Second one is Galah soup....'' '' '' '' 3 Galahs etc and on it goes "Kangaroo legs, Kangarootail joint, under ground mutton...and more, is this guy serious.

Do I buy this meat on my way or do I have to hunt for it? maybe fresh "road kill" would do.

I guess what I need is someone to recomend a simple and basic cook book suited to a urban cowboy in transit to somewhere.

Your help please???DOING IT! LOVING IT!
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Reply By: joc45 - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 22:46

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 22:46
Hi Graham,
That book's a ripper!
Guess you are taking a fridge. Get your meat cryovac'd, last stop is Carins, I believe, for that.
Mentioned this the other day following another query - check out the Women's Weekly "Almost Vegetarian" cookbook, which has a heap of good recipes which you can add meat if desired. The good thing is that there are heaps of recipes which use pasta, dried beans, chick peas, etc, which need no refrig.
I have a few useful ones if you want; email me at
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Reply By: William - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:05

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:05
Publisher Hamlyn
Book Title Wok Bible
Description From stir frying to a three course meal wok cooking reaches new heights. We use a wok for nearly everything.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 07:51

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 07:51
Graham Viv Moon has the book you need called Viv Moons out door cook book $ 24 .95 from most camping store.
All the best
EricCape York Connections
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Follow Up By: GOB vic - Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 13:15

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 13:15
its available from this site and very good to also if you can get them at short notice the hillbilly cook book and nissan 4x4 camp fire cook book although this one is about 4 yrs old89 nissan looking foward to august and more travelling
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Reply By: Old Soldier - Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 08:43

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 08:43
G'day Graham,

You don't need a book mate - put the money to better use.

Just use your imagination and learn as you go.

You'll be surprised with what you come up with - especially when its lubricated with a bit of the hard stuff [both in the recipe - and in your own mouth as you cook :) :) :) ]

This is how some of the best bush recipes have evolved :) :)

enjoy mate


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Reply By: Member - Graham - Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 10:49

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 10:49
Thanks one and all for you suggestions, I have seen Viv & Ron Moons book on this site and thought it might be the one more suited to me but I went for the cheaper one I have.
I like your idea Old Soldier but being a single guy I need to know what basic ingredients to take along.

Worst case is I just eat "Cowboy Caviar" for 5 weeks

Thanks again Graham(vic)DOING IT! LOVING IT!
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham - Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 11:12

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 11:12
WHOOPS!..... Sorry I clicked on the wrong spot didn't I. GrahamDOING IT! LOVING IT!
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 20:34

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 20:34
Hi Graham,

I have a lovely book titled RABBIT ON A SHOVEL by Lummo. Over 150 bush recipes. Aussies cooking around the camp fire. The book is published by Primavera Press, P.O.Box 575, Leichhardt, Sydney.....Ph. 02 5691452. Text is by Herb Lummis.

It has real down to earth Aussie cooking tips.Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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