Outback Cooking

  A little outback snack to keep me going!!
Water is probably your most important thing to pack when your outback. Good clean water is essential for not only drinking, but also for outback cooking. Some water may be available from streams etc, but who knows the quality of this water? Take some purification tablets with you and boil the water before drinking if sourcing it this way.
Only carry water in storable food containers designed for this and do not mix water and fuel containers up if you are carrying fuel as well. Carry water in at least a couple of different containers then if one breaks or leaks, you still have at least one container with good water.
If you cant catch a roo or goanna to cook outback, take some of this tucker.
  • Soup (tin/packet)
  • Spaghetti (packet)
  • Baked Beans & Spaghetti (tins)
  • Long life milk
  • Milk powder
  • Tomato paste
  • Tomato puree
  • Tins tomatoes
  • Flour – self-raising, plain and cornflour
  • Pasta (spaghetti, noodles)
  • Instant meals – pasta, rice, meals
  • Cereals
  • Dried vegetables – peas, carrots, mixed
  • Instant noodles
  • Dried fruit
  • Biscuits – sweet and dry
  • Mixed herbs
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Cooking oil
  • Sauce – tomato, BBQ, soy
  • Stock cubes – chicken, beef, vegetable






If your going to do some outback cooking I have listed some cooking equipment you might think about taking.
Your outback cooking equipment is designed for extended use and not just a once off camping trip. So look after it. If you have cast iron  (camp oven, saucepans, frying pans), they need to be kept cleaned and looked after to stop rust and corrosion.

Camp Oven
  • Trivet – to place dishes on inside the camp oven
  • Pie dish to fit the camp oven
  • Load tin to fit the camp oven
  • Pizza tray to fit the camp oven
  • Camp Oven lid lifters
  • Shovel
Other
  • Matches
  • Firelighters
  • Gas stove (two burner)
  • Gas bottle
  • BBQ plate
  • Hot plate or grill to place over your fire
  • Billy
  • Saucepans with lids
  • Frying pan
  • Jaffle iron
  • Pair of thick leather gloves
  • Gas bottle adaptor. This is used for your gas lantern

 Utensils:
  • Can opener with bottle opener
  • Swiss army knife with cork screw
  • Egg rings
  • Mesh toaster
  • Tongs
  • BBQ Mate
  • Egg lifter
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring jug
  • Measuring spoons
  • Basting brush
  • Serving spoon
  • Slotted serving spoon
  • Potato peeler
  • Grater
  • Strainer
  • Bread Knife
  • Large sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Good pair of scissors
  • Serving plate and bowl

 Eat With:
  • Plate
  • Bowl
  • Mug
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Steak knife
  • Tea spoon
  • You can buy picnic baskets that have all of these included in one handy basket.

Other Items:
  • Aluminium foil
  • Cling wrap
  • Paper towel
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic storage containers

 Cleaning Equipment:
  • Plastic bags
  • Wash up bucket
  • Dish washing detergent
  • Dish cloth
  • Non-stick scourer
  • Tea towel
  • Dish brush
  • Brush and shovel