Campfire Creations – a website for outdoor cooking

This website is about cooking good food in the New Zealand outdoors. It is about planning and preparing
tramping food and recipes, and most of all it is about enjoying good food and company around the campfire.
We hope you enjoy your visit.


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NZ $39.50

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Fast & Light

NZ $28.50

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Latest adventures

Paul and Rebecca Garland with New Zealand Backcountry Cooking

NZ Backcountry book launch

December 14, 2015

Paul and Rebecca launched their new outdoor cook book in Christchurch to a group of interested cooking enthusiasts on 14 December. This was followed by a live Radio NZ interview with Kathryn Ryan’s Nine to Noon programme – listen to the interview here.

Laksa Soup

Laksa Noodle Soup

November 19, 2015

This is a lovely spicy soup with all the flavours of South East Asia, combined with easy to prepare rice noodles. The dried shrimps are best with a little pre-soaking but otherwise this is a simple and quick soup to make. You can use the selection of spices below or just buy one of those …

Mushroom and Pepper Stir Fry

Mushroom and Pepper Stir Fry with Noodles

June 1, 2015

This is a very simple little stir fry meal from my Fast and Light cook book that serves 2 people and has a dry weight of only 185g, plus noodles. I have used thick egg (Hokkien) noodles, with some interesting background flavours and this makes a pleasant change from other standard pasta dishes. It is …

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Cooking on a Wood Stove

April 1, 2015

If you are staying in a backcountry hut during your next tramping trip or just want to make better use of your log burner at home, then here are a few tips that you might find helpful. Generally most types of modern wood burning stoves are very effective in providing a steady heat source for …