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Backcountry Camp Cooking with Wilderness Chef Charlie Borrowman

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  • WWU Campus AW 210 (Academic Instructional West)

    College Way, Bellingham, WA (map)

    48.731010 -122.487747

  • If you are driving, drive up East College Way and park next to the Communications Facility where you will find a self-serve pay station with rates of $1/hr.
  • Price: $15.00/students; $15 general

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  • Charlie Borrowman is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and he will join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm this month! Charlie hails from Alameda, CA, has been with Wolf Camp and the Wolf College since 2005, and currently resides in Seattle. Join us for this, our new class which arises from some of the meals Charlie prepares all summer during our camps and expeditions.

    10 Minutes on Gear: Recommended camp stoves, pots, utensils, knives, etc. Class instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm along with Wolf College wilderness chef Charlie Borrowman will compare brands and share their experiences using them in the field.

    10 Minutes on Stoves & Fires: Using camp stoves vs. open fire cooking. We will demonstrate the use of various camp stoves,  as well as how to cook over open fires, depending on the limitations of our class location.

    10 Minutes on MRE’s & Freeze-Dried Meals: Kim & Chris will bring along a Meal Ready To Eat of military fame, discuss caveats you need to be aware of if you use them, then prepare and share it with you. We will also bring along some of the popular ready-meals sold in outdoor stores, and cook one up, showing pitfalls you want to know. Charlie will also recommend ways to improve their taste.

    15  Minutes on Recommended Ingredients: Putting together your own light-weight ingredients for meals. Charlie will discuss many great lightweight breakfast, lunch and dinner options to help you look beyond freeze dried cuisine. We’ll help you learn to prepare a full and satisfying meal.

    15 Minutes on Spices: Recommended flavor-enhancers for affordability, weight, and health. Charlie will show you a variety of inexpensive and easy to pack ingredients to add some WOW to your wilderness dinners. He’ll start with how to make your own Italian spice mix, then French, then Mexican, the Cajun, then Asian fusion.

    15 Minutes for a Gourmet Backcountry Dish: Making a quick meal using cous-cous, orzo and other pasta. Charlie will show you his best quick meal for backcountry camping.

    15 Minutes for a Collaborative Class Dish: Making a gourmet dish with student-selected choice of ingredients. Now it’s your turn to help Charlie create one of his classic improvised backcountry dishes!

    15 Minutes for a Wild Edible Foods Intro: Primer on backcountry wild edible foods. Chris & Kim will share the Top Wild Edible Foods for our area so that you don’t have to waste time learning unnecessary plants.

    15 Minutes for a Wild Edible Dish: Making a dish using wild edible foods. Charlie will demonstrate how to fry up a tasty dish using insects and plants you may encounter on your adventures.

    After Class - Feedback & Planning: Please join Chris & Kim after class to review experiences, browse resources, discuss feedback, and brainstorm ideas for the future. Email or Call us at any time with any questions and requests.

    RSVP now to ensure your spot! Please note that Meetup does not have an option for listing varying prices based on the number of people you are registering, but you can change the amount you pay before being redirected to PayPal, following this price schedule:  $15.00 General; WWU Students $10.00 each.  Email us at any time with any questions, requests, or call to register with a credit card.

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