The Wilderness Cookbook: A Guide to Good Food on the Trail

The Wilderness Cookbook: A Guide to Good Food on the Trail


Written by Bonnie McTaggart & Jill Bryant, lllustrated by Chum McLeod


This cookbook provides a range of simple, tasty meals for people who like to get away from crowded campgrounds and still enjoy great food. In addition to step-by-step recipes and meal plans, The Wilderness Cookbook provides easy-to-follow processes for drying vegetables and fruits, and tips for travelling with fresh produce. A perfect guide for a deliciously satisfying trail adventure.

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About the Author

Jill Bryant is a Canadian writer who specializes in children's non-fiction. Born in Toronto, Jill grew up in Elora and Eden Mills, Ontario. She is the author of Amazing Women Athletes and others. Swimming, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and travelling are her favourite recreational activities. Jill has lived in Japan, the U.S., England, and Germany. She now makes her home in historic Kingston, Ontario with her husband and their two teenage daughters.

About the Author

Bonnie McTaggart is a retired Registered Nurse who has spent twenty-five years perfecting mealtime in the wilderness.

About the Illustrator

Chum McLeod is the illustrator of Business in Bangkok, Belfry Bat the Scaredy Cat, and Aunt Fred is a Witch. She lives in Barrie, Ontario. 

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Product Information

  • Release: May 14, 1999

  • $18.95 Paperback

  • 168 Pages

  • 5.25 x 9

  • Cookbook

  • ISBN: 9781896764184

Praise for The Wilderness Cookbook

"Chock full of tips, techniques, camp checklists, and... recipes, it's one piece of equipment that campers will not want to do without." - The Compass

"We can really cut down on the weight of the food we have to carry, and the garbage we need to pack out again, by using the recipes in this fabulous book. A wonderful education of easy, low-cost meal ideas for backcountry camping, hiking and paddling...I love it!" - Dave Corrigan, Owner, Instructor, Trip Leader - Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre