Did Wednesday’s post inspire you to head out into nature with your family? With all of Katie’s great tips, it sure got me excited for camping. My family loves to camp, although now that we’ve got all these little ones in tow, “roughing it” has taken on a whole new meaning.
One of the biggest challenges I’ve found is keeping a real food mentality when we head out for a camping trip. Growing up, camping vacations were when our family splurged on special snacks, treats and those mini personal-sized cereal boxes. So planning a campout with real food is definitely new to me.
I can’t wait until we plan and prepare for our next trip, now that I’ve got such a great resource to use: Katie Kimball’s Kitchen Stewardship in the Big Woods: A Family Camping Handbook with Real Food Options.
Just recently Katie released the second edition of her handbook. As if it wasn’t good enough, she has beefed it up to include:
- almost 20% more pages!
- 6 new complete recipes and 8 new additional food ideas
- 36 total recipes and camping cooking techniques
- general edits to the book and a bunch of new tips scattered throughout
The book is even more than a great source recipes and it’s sure to be a great guide for everyone, even the most experienced camper. It includes everything from finding a campsite and packing hints, to tips on cooking over a campfire, and camping with kids of various ages. I’ve been camping since the womb and yet have still been learning so much from Katie’s book (I especially love the section titled 10 Things to do in the Woods at Any Age).
Today, Katie is offering one lucky Simple Organic reader a copy of her newly updated e-book!
To enter, simply leave a comment here, telling us either your favorite camping spot, or if you’ve never been, what inspired you to plan a camping trip.
Giveaway ends Monday, July 11th at midnight, PST. Good luck!