Roughing It Easy: A Unique Ideabook for Camping and Cooking by Dian Thomas
Creative, unique and straight-forward are the words I would use to
describe "Roughing It Easy: A Unique Ideabook for Camping and Cooking" by Dian Thomas. From the very start of the book, you realize you are going to get plenty of tips and
tricks that are not of the garden variety.
One of the reasons I like Roughing It Easy is because it is a departure
from some of the more common survival camping books I normally read. In its place, this book focuses on practical ways of going camping and cooking.
To get an example of what I am talking about, check out an excerpt from the
book at camping tips and
tricks. In fact, the whole book is full of ideas like this where
everyday products are turned into useful items in camping.
The sections on cooking alone are worth the price of the book as Dian
sheds additional light in an often neglected area of camping. With a
fine women’s touch, she describes what to look for when selecting camping food, how to prepare it and keep it
fresh, and most importantly, how to cook it. With her simple and
straight-forward directions, anyone should be able to master a few basic recipes and upgrade their cooking
skills while camping.
Also, she goes into detail about other aspects of camping including
unique ways to start fires and tips for camping in the winter. These
tips help complete an excellent read on cooking and unconventional ways to generate heat for
If you are interested in finding ways to improve your cooking skills
while camping, this should be a welcome addition to your library. You can find a copy of the
book at www.campingwithdian.com or www.dianthomas.com
*To read another great book discussing the life of one backpacker which
was turned into a movie, check out Into The Wild.