Beyond Gorp: Favorite Foods from Outdoor Experts

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* 133 recipes for camping and backpacking

* Stories behind the recipes and the people who contributed them

* Includes tips on outdoor cooking basics, food drying techniques, and trail food lore
Some of the recipes in Beyond Gorp are prized for their camping and backpacking practicality. These include food such as Lead Bread (a brick-like loaf that will keep indefinitely and survive even an air drop). But then there are gourmet offerings (Cashew-Ginger Chicken and Rice and Trail Tiramisu) and ideas on preparing wild foods (Cooked Stinging Nettles).
This cookbook is as much about the people behind the recipes and their adventures -- and misadventures -- in the outdoors. Hear the stories behind the titling of Angry Moose Scrambled Eggs and Poison Ivy Pesto with Shrimp. Learn why outdoor writer Tim Cahill needs Fat Cocoa to guarantee a warm night's sleep; understand the expedition fare philosophy of mountaineer Jim Whittaker; and why Celebration Cous Cous was special for writer-conservationists Laura and Guy Waterman. Each of these recipes has been tested by Mountaineers Books staff and friends.

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About the Author:

YVONNE PRATER, a resident of Ellensburg, Wash., has been outdooring most of her adult life, hiking and snowshoeing in the Cascades, Rockies and White mountains. And, while out exploring, Yvonne has made a profitable habit of taking photographs and compiling information for the illustrated articles she's had published in Sunset, National Parks and numerous other outdoor magazines. A writer-photographer for the Ellensburg Record for over 22 years, Yvonne also regularly contributes photographs to The Seattle Times and other area newspapers. She is the author of the book Snoqualmie Pass: From Indian Trail to Interstate, a regional history also published by The Mountaineers Books.

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Resourceful and interesting recipes that are sure to spark the imaginations of those in a camp-cuisine rut. (Adventure Sports Journal)

All of the recipes would be a good addition to rafting trips, fishing trips, or just plain car camping. (Idaho Falls Post Register)

Some backpackers start planning a week in the back country with the gear...Others prefer starting with the menu...There's always room for new ideas, and plenty appear-with recipes-in Beyond Gorp...The book's charm comes from the often funny anecdotes and biographies of the people behind the food. (Sacramento Bee)

Just because you like to camp doesn't mean your taste buds have to rough it. Beyond Gorp is your ultimate outdoor eating guide. With recipes and stories from guest authors, celebrities, and outdoor experts, you're sure to find plenty of recipes to keep your hunger at bay. (Atlanta Sports & Fitness)

For some great trail food suggestion as well as fun and inspirational outdoor tales, pick up Beyond Gorp...You'll enjoy the recipes as well as the stories behind dishes. (Sweat)

The chapters on eating wild food, food-drying basics, and food history are entertaining and contributors' bios add a personal side to the recipes...Best of all is the savvy advice." (Climbing)

Beyond Gorp makes for some good, old-fashioned culinary voyeurism. (Bend Bulletin)

A compilation of terrific recipes...A must for the outdoor eating enthusiast...Also an entertaining look at the cast of characters, some well-known and some obscure, who have made a life of working or playing outdoors. (Grand Rapids Press)

An impressive list of contributors who offer recipes. (Evergreen Monthly)

A venerable tome of outdoor cookery. (Medford (OR) Mail Tribune)

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