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NOLS Cookery (National Outdoor Leadership School)

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New edition of the best-selling guide to outdoor cooking Important new information on backcountry nutrition New and revised recipes Wilderness chefs looking to make their meals more nutritious and appealing need look no further than this newest edition of NOLS Cookery, the National Outdoor Leadership School's classic guide to backcountry cooking. From Cowboy Coffee to Darn ...more
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 175 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Stackpole Books (first published 1997)
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Angela
Jan 17, 2012 Angela rated it it was ok
This book seems to have too high an entry jump for my interest. NOLS cookery seems to be an entire system, and a highly evolved one at that. The few recipes I looked for looked (to me) to be needlessly complicated. I may come back to it a some point in the future.
Amber MacPherson
Dec 17, 2009 Amber MacPherson rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Current NOLS students, certain other backpackers
This book is really useful if you are currently a NOLS student (and therefore not reading this review) or if you are a backpacker that likes to use the same cooking practices, equipment, and measuring devices NOLS uses. It's not so useful otherwise. When I'm out on personal trips I carry a lot less cooking gear and spices and we carried with NOLS and I don't necessarily have the same measurment devices with me.

There's nothing wrong with NOLS methods, it's just a matter of personal preference. L
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Walter Underwood
Feb 27, 2016 Walter Underwood rated it it was amazing
NOLS has a very specific, cook-from-scratch approach that might not work for you. But even if it doesn't, the first few chapters of this book are the best I have found on ration planning, bear protocol, and even fire building. And who knows, maybe you'll be inspired to make fry bread in the backcountry.
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