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#12697448 Sep 10, 2016 at 04:36 PM · Edited 3 years ago
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"The Mini Mirwood Cookbook"
A Pocket Book of Simple Wilderness Recipes
By Ranger Caiterina O'Creagh

Table of Contents

Apple Crisp
Baked Cinnamon Apples
Bannock Bread
Corned Beef Hash
Hobo Dinner
Jerky (Over an Open Fire)
Peasant with Crab Apples
Pine Needle Tea
Rattlesnake Stew
Simply Dandelions
Spring Tonic Soup
Squirrel with Rice
Venison Steak and Onions

#12697594 Sep 10, 2016 at 05:37 PM · Edited 3 years ago
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Apple Crisp

6 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. oats
1/4 c. sugar
3 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp butter or oil
1/8 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
3 apples


  1. Mix together spices, sugars, oats, and cinnamon. Cut the butter or mix in the oil to form a crumbly mix.
  2. Core and slice apples.
  3. Butter the inside of a heavy lidded pot or pan and place apples on the bottom. Top with oat mixture.
  4. Cover pot or pan with lid, cook over a campfire for about 20 minutes.
#12697720 Sep 10, 2016 at 06:41 PM · Edited 3 years ago
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Baked Cinnamon Apple

Medium-sized apples
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Slice the apple in three places from top to bottom without cutting all the way through the apple.
  2. Place the apple on foil or in a pot with a lid. Spread apple apart, so the center opens up.
  3. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar into the center of the apple and wrap it in the foil or cover with lid.
  4. Place in coals and cook for 30 minutes.
#12697750 Sep 10, 2016 at 07:03 PM · Edited 3 years ago
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Bannock Bread

1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp. fat or oil
Mix-ins: berries, spices, sugar, etc. (optional)


  1. Temper a stick in a fire to help the bannock bread cook faster.
  2. Mix the dry and mix-in ingredients together and wet the mixture with water until the dough is firm enough to wrap around the stick.
  3. Roll the dough with your hands and wrap it around the stick so it is 1/2 inch thick or less.
  4. Hold the dough covered stick over the fire. Be sure not to hold it too close, or it won't cook all the way through!
  5. Once golden brown, pull the dough and stick from the fire. Enjoy as is or with honey!
#12697765 Sep 10, 2016 at 07:10 PM
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Corned Beef Hash

1 onion, chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
cooked beans
corned beef


  1. Take the chopped onion and fry in the oil.
  2. Add potato and add water to cover, season with salt and pepper.
  3. During the last five minutes of cooking, add cubed corned beef.
#12697777 Sep 10, 2016 at 07:17 PM
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Hobo Dinner

Carrots, thinly sliced
Potatoes, thinly sliced
Onions, thinly sliced
Choice of meat


  1. Layer vegetables one at a time in a pot or pan starting with carrots, then potatoes, then onions.
  2. Add meat and repeat vegetable layers in reverse order.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and cook on hot coals for 30 minutes or until vegetables are at desired tenderness.
#12697802 Sep 10, 2016 at 07:31 PM
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Fire-Dried Jerky

Meat of choice
Spices (optional)


  1. Start a fire with hard wood and create a coal bed.
  2. Use a tripod or other method of hanging meat about two feet over the fire.
  3. Wait for about four hours for meat to dry on the fire. Add wood as necessary.
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