Cooking Methods

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Cooking Methods

Postby Starshadow » Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:21 pm

Just wondering if anyone out there uses any methods of cooking food that doesn't involve sticking it in a cauldron or frying pan/skillet, and using a fire pit?!

Back in the day when I was in Guides, I remember (very vaguely...) cooking using a hay box. It was basically a big wooden box stuffed with hay, and by some method of witchcraft, we ended up with hot porridge...

Does anyone out there know how its done, and if it's authentic?

Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!!


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Postby sally » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:18 pm

A haybox is a low tech slowcooker, all you do is get your main pan up to heat then heavily insulate it in the straw so it holds the heat and keeps cooking. Ideal for things like porridge really.



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Postby JC Milwr » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:42 pm

saltdough baking/clay baking are quite fun.



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Postby Gail Horn » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:02 pm

http://guidinguk.freeservers.com/haybox.html
This should (hopefully!) show you how to do it! If this doesn't work, let me know and I'll find the site again. It's a good one for all aspects of Guide type stuff and very helpful with camping and so on.


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Postby Starshadow » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:00 am

Thanks for the link Gail! Works fine.

Although I do have a confession to make - I am still actually a Guide Leader, but have been out of it for a while...! :oops: Just started working with a Look Wider group so I'll have to look into more stuff like this on the website.

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Postby Gail Horn » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:13 am

Funny that - I'm a Brownie Guider! Actually, that site is brilliant for all sorts of Guidy things. There is also an associated email list which is great fun and incredibly useful - I highly recommend it all. The site has saved my bacon several times when I've run out of things to do.

I wonder how many of the rest of us are linked to Guiding/Scouting?


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Postby Starshadow » Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:13 pm

Actually, I found a really cool site recently when planning a indoor weekend - more American Scout orientated, but again, it has some interesting stuff on there. Just in case you're interested...

www.scoutingweb.com/scoutingweb/Program/outdoors1.htm


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Postby Sophia » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:25 pm

Ex-guide, scout, venture scout and scout leader (mainly in Luxembourg) with strong family background in camping (ex-army, duke of edinburgh's tutor, etc.). Says it all really.

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Postby Gail Horn » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:37 am

So do we need a forum on here for Youth Group Leaders? Re enacting Baden-Powell's first camp or something to give it an extremely loose re enactment slant? :D


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Postby Starshadow » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:58 pm

Not a bad idea - another excuse for getting away from the other half for a weekend!! :lol:


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Postby Gail Horn » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:21 pm

I'd come - my other half loathes anything to do with Guides, Brownies, Scouts, whatever. Pity, really; I'm a Brownie Leader, I help out as a Unit Helper at Beavers, Spawn of Satan 2 is in transistion between Beavers and Cubs and Spawn of Satan 1 is a Scout! He's outnumbered a little bit, methinks!


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