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The Family Camping Handbook: Real Food in the Big Woods (real food cookbook) [Kindle Edition]

Katie Kimball
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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The ultimate camping guidebook for eating real food in the woods - designed for everyone in the camping spectrum, from rookies to the experienced.

* If you're a camping rookie and interested in tent camping, this book is for you.
* If you are an experienced camper but new to real food living, or you just wish you had more ideas for whole foods camping fare, this book is for you.
* If you camped before having children and have always wanted to try camping as a frugal family vacation but are nervous because you have little ones, whether they’re babies, toddlers, or preschoolers, this book is for you.

Camping is a frugal family vacation and a wonderful tradition for many, but it's not as easy as making a reservation at a hotel. You CAN take your babes and your real food to the woods and truly enjoy it, and The Family Camping Handbook will show you how.

* Families with little ones can survive and even THRIVE out in the woods.
* Basic steps in preparing for and enjoying time in the back wood, plus tent camping strategies for rookies.
* Recipes and campfire techniques to conquer the temptation of hot dogs and white bread buns.

>> In the hands of over 30,000 happy campers! Join thousands of families across the nation who are camping in the woods with real food.

You're not just buying a book of packing lists, tips for campsite management or're buying confidence, and The Family Camping Handbook will have you feeling ready to hit the woods in no time. With over 35 whole foods camping recipes plus techniques for campfire cooking, menu plans, grocery shopping lists, and ideas to "healthify" many standard camping foods, you won't go hungry out in that big, wide wilderness.

With delicious recipes like these, you may never want to come home to your regular kitchen!

* Sausage and Farmer's Market Veggie Foil Packet Dinner
* Whole Wheat (soaked) Camping Pancakes
* Garlic Veggie Dip
* Campfire Chicken Fajita Skillet Meal
* Homemade Beef Jerky and lots more!

New! Each purchase now comes with 3 free printable gluten-free camping menu plans and new recipes from the author.

Product Details

  • File Size: 204 KB
  • Print Length: 79 pages
  • Publisher: Kitchen Stewardship, LLC; 2nd edition (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DI1CS26
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,959 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best camp food we've ever had! June 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
My family loves to take camping trips together and we'd been doing it long before we were introduced to Real Food or Katie Kimball's Kitchen Stewardship website (which I love!) On our last camping trip I purchased the ebook version of Family Camping Handbook and read it "cover to cover," printing out bits and pieces for my husband to read. Following her 3 day meal plan, we ate the very best we ever have at a campsite! I didn't just learn about food though, her organization tips and tricks for camping with kids was a breakthrough in helping my toddler to have fun without making any disasters. Who knew simple things like a dishpan and a rug could make such a huge difference? I highly recommend this book for families who are brand new to camping as well as ones who think they know it all already. There's probably something you can learn to enhance your trip, or at least a few new real food recipes. Everything tastes better when you're camping anyway!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Luxe camping June 28, 2013
By Sheila
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have to admit, this is fancier camping than we've ever done. I've gone camping with toddlers before, and we always kept it super-simple. Eggs, sandwiches, potatoes, that kind of thing. But this book plans out multicourse meals! I was torn between thinking "who camps like this?!" and "boy, that *does* sound good."

This isn't a book about hike-in camping. You will need your car along for all the stuff she recommends -- though I'm sure you could trim it down quite a bit to suit what you want. But it does show how you can camp enjoyably with kids and even infants, while eating good (read: amazing) food. Stuff like sourdough pancakes, crepes, hobo pies -- all stuff you can make over the campfire. There are real-food versions of graham crackers and marshmallows too. It's kind of up to the amount of prep work you want to put in and money you want to spend -- you can camp as light or as luxe as you want, without compromising on healthy food.

Though I think my favorite part was all the tips, from tent setup and care to fun kid activities to do while camping. It's easy to say "well, we can't camp, we have little kids," but she really makes it sound doable. I know it is, because we've done it, but things would have gone more smoothly if I'd read this book first. ;)

I don't intend to ever follow that (to me) extravagant meal plan or buy tiki torches and a screen tent. But it did get me excited enough that I'm planning a camping trip later this summer, and you better believe I'll be using some of the tips and recipes.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars decent but wordy June 22, 2013
By lex
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The design concepts are lacking which make for a cumbersome read. There are good tips but it should have been paired down considerably and been better organized.
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27 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to like this book, but . . . June 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
So many of the "green" "time saving" "frugal" ideas are just bad. For example - she suggests buying brand name paper towels to make wipes, and then using the wipes to clean off the kids' feet off at nght. (Call me crazy, but packing a washcloth is much easier, costs less, and is easier on the enviroment). She also encourages readers to buy paper plates and burn trash. The real food suggestions (such as "instead of conventional hot dogs, eat nitrate free hot dogs") are hadly worthy of an ebook.

The author writes in passive voice and flips between first/second person, making for sluggish reading. Additionally, the menu plans and lists are redundant. If you truly want to learn to camp as a family and eat well, skip this book and find a Girl/ Boy Scout Handbook (or leader's manual).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great real food book! March 26, 2014
By Soni
Format:Kindle Edition
Katie's recipes are always put together perfectly, and also very adjustable for allergies and the like. I have all of her cookbooks and go back to them frequently, but this one is my favorite! I love having my camping food ready and real, because the processed stuff just doesn't work for us. It's set up so I do all the prep before hand and I'm not cooking elaborate meals while on vacation (just eating them!) great book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Family Camping Handbook July 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The only reason this got a 4 instead of a five was because some of the recipes are a little more labor intensive than we want to be on a camping trip. We are avid campers & by that we mean, we are there to camp, hike, swim, etc, not focus on food. Granted, a lot of this can be done before you leave home & heat up & that would be my suggestion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Families on a budget March 25, 2014
By momasi
Format:Kindle Edition
Our family loves camping, but it gets expensive if we eat out or boring if we just BBQ steak all the time. This book has been a great asset in helping me plan budget friendly, portable meals that the kids love.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This made a camper out of me! March 25, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is, by far, my favorite book by Katie. I learned so much from it! My family and I wanted to go camping, but had no idea where to start. After buying Katie's book, I felt ready to take to the woods and had no problem in doing so! I used all of her recipes for our first camping trip and found them easy to prepare and delicious. I've got a husband and two growing boys who eat like bears! They were very happy with everything I prepared and I loved knowing that I was feeding my family nutritious meals that would fuel their bodies for a weekend of hiking and fishing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Low percentage of book on "real food" for camping
Personally disappointed in this - expected to have more actual "real food" suggestions & recipes - too much "fluff" writing compared to information. Read more
Published 2 months ago by E. Peeler
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I don't know why I've been asked to rate this book. We have not bought it.
Published 2 months ago by Jackie N. Keith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very informative and interesting !!!
Published 3 months ago by Ulla Laage
5.0 out of 5 stars Handiest Camping Book Ever!
This book is full of wonderful tips and tricks for camping fun. The recipes and prep for them is easy and doable. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Pat Dohaney
3.0 out of 5 stars I hoped for more recipes...
There are a lot of good tips and tricks in this book, but in this day and age of food sensitivities and preferences it takes a lot of recipes to come up with a few that a whole... Read more
Published 8 months ago by L. Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas
I'm always looking for camping ideas and this was full of ideas about cooking and camp set up. A good resource.
Published 8 months ago by D. Gold
4.0 out of 5 stars Real families & real food
This book is getting me excited to take my young sons on our first camping trip this summer! We're on the "real food journey" and I wasn't exactly sure how that would work... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Renee List
5.0 out of 5 stars love this book!
The author of this book makes camping sound fun for families and gives practical ideas for making it easy! I certainly want to try camping now with my7year old and husband! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Diane Hartford-schulert
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful for people who like camping.
One of the best books ever on camping. Some things do not go for us, as we cannot go wild camping where we live, but many things really do work and many tips got our camping trips... Read more
Published 10 months ago by D. Boskma
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's go camping!
I've never been camping (and like to eat real food), so this was the perfect book to introduce me to the subject of "how to camp." All the details seem to be covered. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Crystal R. Katrek
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More About the Author

Katie Kimball is a mother of four from Michigan who spends a ton of time in the kitchen making real food with whole ingredients and then blogs about her successes and failures at

Her recipes are known for being thorough, family friendly and delicious. When she's not hiding behind spinach on Twitter, she can be found throwing it into every dish she makes (and teaching others how to throw veggies into the pot willy nilly).

Katie's "real food" diet is constantly changing and improving, and if you drink raw milk, bake sourdough bread or make homemade yogurt, you'll feel right at home at Kitchen Stewardship, dedicated to helping families balance their quest for natural health with their time and money.


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