Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Wilderness Cooking School

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WILDERNESS COOKING SCHOOL w/ Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
Have you ever noticed that everything tastes better when you are out in the wilderness?

Back in the days of the Wild West, Dutch ovens were like gold. They were that important. No matter where their travels took them, all they needed was some hot coals, and dinner was in the making. Nowadays, the mere thought of trying to survive in the wild sends shivers down people’s spines. The thing is, pretty much anything you make at home in the traditional oven and on the stovetop can be made in the wild in a Dutch oven. Bread? No problem. Pie? Absolutely. Stew? A no-brainer. The founders and cookbook authors of Dirty Gourmet will be with you to teach culinary techniques with an emphasis on cast iron, campfire, and propane stove cooking. You will also learn practical tips and tricks to ensure that cooking is an enjoyable and memorable part of the outdoor experience.

Want to document your camping adventure like a pro? After dinner, professional photographer Scott Klinger will go through the basics of night photography to enable you to document your campfire creations and outdoor adventures. You will go through the operations and settings required to get the most out of your camera at night and in dim light. The class will talk about the popular types of night photography, particularly at Joshua Tree, including wide-field astrophotography, glowing tents, light painting, and more. Then, Scott will walk participants through getting some great shots of their campfire experience. Tripods and a manually adjustable DSLR camera are required to participate in the photography component.

Hikes with Lew Kingman are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday to create a good appetite.

Register today for the Wilderness Cooking School field class!


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October 29, 2022 @ 08:00 AM to
October 30, 2022 @ 02:00 PM

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