Camp kitchen

Cooking outdoors has come a long way since humankind threw their first hunting and gathering harvest into the fire and learnt to BBQ. Nowadays if you go to any camping store, there are entire departments devoted to cooking outdoors with specialist equipment or tools galore.

Aussies love camping and sitting around a fire in the bush. Throw in something to eat and most are in heaven. The mouth-watering smell of a roast dinner cooking in the camp oven and coals of your campfire is enough to bring most Australians to their knees. Or maybe the idea of a humble damper dessert spread with lashings of butter and jam is your weakness!

Cooking outdoors requires some specific skills. To begin with you need to have fire making abilities. Other things to consider include temperature control, introducing extra flavours, kitchen set up and cleaning your cooking kit.


How to cook with a camp oven

Cannot get away camping right now? Do not despair! You can easily do some camp cooking in your backyard, especially if you have a fire-pit area. Remember to check any fire restrictions in your region! For the real experience you can pitch a tent and sleep under the stars after a night of fireside fine dining.

Tips and tricks to get started

Top 5 Books

Reserve these physical items and collect from your local library:

View the help guide for reserving items. Libraries will alert you when an item is ready for collection. If you are not a member, join online.

Top eBooks

Light the fire with these eBooks:

Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.

Top 5 eAudiobooks

Listen to an Australian yarn while your food cooks with these eAudiobooks:

  • The Ship That Never Was: The Greatest Escape Story of Australian Colonial History by Adam Courtenay
  • Great Australian Drinking Stories by Jim Haynes
  • Elsa Goody, Bushranger by Darry Fraser
  • The Dickens Boy by Tom Keneally
  • Tell Me Why by Archie Roach

Need help setting up your device for eAudiobooks? Watch this video tutorial.

Top 5 eMagazines

Browse for camp kitchen ideas with these cooking eMagazines:

  • Camper Trailer Australia
  • Caravan and Motorhome on Tour
  • go! Real Food
  • Australian Country Cookbook
  • Cook's Country

To get started reading free eMagazines, download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

On the web


BCF – Camp Oven Scones

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