Stomping Grounds

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February 2016

Campfire soup – simple campfire cooking for all the family


A warming vegetable soup to enjoy around the fire with your friends. Ask each member of your party to bring a vegetable, and this really does become a community meal!


3 cups of warm water Vegetables (washed, Peeled and chopped) Splash of olive oil Stock cube 1 heaped TBSP of herbs from the site (optional)



Knife, Peeler, Chopping board, Pan, Spoon 


Start a fire and burn off a decent amount of coals. Place a stand over the fire to put your pan on. Add the water and stock cube.

Wash, peel and chop the veg. It is important to use the peelers and knives safely, and with good distance from your peers.

Add chopped veg to the water (carefully to avoid splashing hot water on yourself). Add herbs and olive oil. Cover the pan with a lid to help it cook quicker.

Keep checking and stirring the soup.

Once vegetables are soft, serve with warm bread.


Bannock Bread on a stick – campfire recipes


Bread on a stick…..add your own extras to make it savory or sweet.


1 cup self raising flour

½ cup powdered milk

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon of salt

Splash of oil

½ cup cold water




Dried fruit



Chocolate chips


Mixing bowl



Long stick with end burnt off





Start a fire.  In a bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl, then slowly add a splash of oil and the water until you get a dough like mixture. It should have the texture of playdoh. Be careful not to add too much water. You probably won’t need all of it.

Roll the dough into a snake and then start to wrap it around your stick,

Hold the stick over the campfire, slowly turning so it cooks evenly on each side.

Once it is browned on the outside and makes a hollow sound when tapped, it is ready to eat!


It is best to use green wood to cook on the fire, as it still has sap in it and will not set alight. Green wood is wood that is fresh from the tree rather than dry brittle wood. Green wood bends rather than snaps. It is a good idea to either whittle the bark off the end you will use for cooking, or burn it in the fire to remove any dirt or germs.


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