Moveable Feasts – Feeding the Family Outside

December 19, 2018

So you’re planning on camping or a long hike somewhere and fed up with the usual sandwiches. Have a read of this…

As you know, when we go camping we like to have a campfire. We often cook things up in our Dutch Oven.

Cooking outdoors is one of the many enjoyable things when camping.

But cooking outdoors is not just for camping. What about when you go on long walks? Tired of sandwiches, how about cooking up something when you stop for lunch.

Moveable Feasts Book Cover

Moveable Feasts Book – ideas for eating in the great outdoors


Moveable Feasts – Book Review

Enter the book Moveable Feasts: What to eat and how to cook it in the great outdoors, by Amy-Jane Beer and Roy Halpin.

This book is not just a cookbook but contains valuable insight into the right nutrients needed for outdoor activity, tips on preparing food before you go, as well as a wide selection of recipes.

For us, there are some invaluable “quick win” ideas for quickly replenishing the family after a long day, when no one is really in the best frame of mind to pitch a tent.

Here’s an example from the book: mixing cup-a-soup with an instant mash potato mix.  No, it doesn’t sound particularly appealing, but it is something you can do with a small stove, saucepan and water, and therefore quick to get on to refuel people before (or as) the tent goes up.

We’ve put some recipes from this book into action, both when camping and hiking. And of course, you can make up your adaptions too, such as our Moveable Feasts inspired Sausage and Stuffing Ball Jumble.

The book also shows that it’s great to take a small stove with you when hiking or having a ‘day camp’. If you take the right gear, it’s not too much more than sandwiches, and you can cook up something warm – which is just what you need when it’s colder.

This book inspired us to dig out our Trangia after many years.

Moveable Feasts gets a thumbs up from us.


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Gav Grayston Contributor

Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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