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Published on 11.03.20 in Fire & recipes

Fire Focus: Campfire Cooking

Campfire cooking with Muddy Faces!

Using fires with groups of all ages is often a profound experience, and the process of cooking a meal together can be the perfect opportunity to talk, sing and connect. Scroll down for our article on the importance of snack time.

Here we're sharing a fundamental fire skill - getting your fire ready to cook on - and some of our favourite yummy campfire recipes.

Check out our INSPIRATIONS - fire for a comprehensive guide to fire building & lighting, campfire cooking & recipes, and other fire-based activities.

Please share some of your favourite campfire recipes with us. Send them to Clare Ruskin at Muddy Faces.

Campfire cooking on the Outdoor Hub

Fires: building a cooking fire

Many campfire cooking activities need embers to cook on, rather than flames - here's how to prepare your fire.

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Make a campfire cooking fork

Make a campfire cooking fork -simple to make and perfect for cooking little tasty treats like pieces of apple!

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Using a storm kettle

A step-by-step guide to using a storm kettle aka Kelly kettle.

Scroll to the bottom to download our free pdf: Step-by-Step Guide to Using a Storm Kettle.

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Campfire bread on a stick

Freshly baked bread smells even better on a campfire! Here’s a quick unleavened (non yeast) recipe to try.

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Campfire orange cakes

A fun, yummy campfire cake activity. Plus, reflections on campfire cooking methods & why these cakes taste SO good!

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Campfire baked potatoes

A campfire cooking classic! So simple but ohhhh so yummy, healthy and filling!

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Campfire popcorn in a pan

A simple way to cook a large quantity of great tasting (and not smoky) popcorn on a campfire.

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Make a sieve popcorn cooker

Cooking popcorn in sieves is a wonderful visual experience - here's how to make your own.

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Campfire popcorn in a sieve

Cooking popcorn kernels over a campfire using sieves is a fascinating campfire cooking activity.

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campfire recipes

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Reclaiming snack time:

Cooking and eating in the open air are part of life’s simple pleasures and an essential part of outdoor sessions. Yet a focus on snacks and food has not had the attention it deserves. It’s time to think more deeply about the role of snack time for physical and mental health and wellbeing.

In this extended article, which first appeared in our free Outdoor Practitioner magazine Health & Wellbeing issue #4, Dr Mel McCree makes a case for inclusive practice for nurture through food and nutrition.

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Campfire cooking in the Muddy Faces shop

Fire Box - Double

£129.99 exVAT

This fire box would be a great addition to your outdoor cooking and learning environment. Ideal for forest schools, it has been designed for dutch ovens, campfire cooking, fires and barbecues. Made in the UK from 1.5mm high grade steel plate, the ...

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Campfire Grill

From: £15.99 exVAT

A lightweight and cost effective way to place your pan or kettle over the fire.

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STORM Kettles

From: £52.49 exVAT

A great and fun way to heat up water off-site. Made from aluminium in the UK, will boil up to 1 litre.

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Fire Gloves

£4.99 exVAT

14" cow split leather welding gauntlet with a one piece back and full cotton lining for comfort.

CE certified, maximum EN407 burn behaviour resistance and ANSI Abrasion Level 3.

Heat resistant to 100°C (EN407 X1XXXX).

One size.

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