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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

These are a great, quick side for camping. The balsamic and olive oil mix does double duty as a salad dressing—and bacon cooked on a campfire is one of the best parts of summer. Make sure to wrap your bundles tightly and skewer each end of the... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

This sandwich/pizza hybrid, stuffed with anchovy and salami, is a perfect riverside snack when you’re feeling a bit famished and the fish haven’t been biting. All of these ingredients are pretty shelf stable—even a slightly old loaf of bread will... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

That last day of any wilderness trip can be a bit dodgy when it comes to eating something that goes beyond sustenance. Making sure you’ve got enough shredded cheese and a bit of salsa can make all those little bits of food hanging around your... more

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

A satisfying breakfast is so important to a good camping trip; it should be simple but filling—and, ideally, piping hot. Don’t try and feed me granola if I’m waking up in a tent. It will just set me off on a day of chasing snacks and being cranky... more

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Pixabay

Axes are very useful tools here in the north where campfires, bonfires and wood stoves are a big part of life. Everybody has at least one tucked away somewhere. I recently did an inventory and found that I had 11 or so, including mauls, splitters... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Admittedly, this is more of a really delicious idea than a recipe. My one suggestion is to make sure you don’t leave the bananas on the fire too long; they will get watery if you forget about them for an hour or more (I know from experience)... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Mexican flavours are well suited to cooking over a fire—fresh and savory, it generally uses few ingredients and cooks quickly. This foil packet chicken fajita is all of those things. If you’re only going out for one night, you can prep the entire... more

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

It’s almost summer! Get ready for a summer of eating well on outdoor adventures with a simple bonfire snack that feels like a nibble straight from a posh cocktail party. Any leftovers you have could go into an omelette the next day or be made into... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-07-12, Photo: courtesy of Greg Komaromi

It makes sense that Yukon Women in Music came up with the idea for a series of campfire sing-alongs during a campfire sing-along. It was the summer of 2015 when a couple members of the organization, including BJ MacLean, were camping at Pine Lake. more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Pixabay

On a recent half-day ice-fishing adventure with our son, I got to experience some of the benefits of a portable burn barrel that he has been using for the past five or six years. He puts it to use throughout the year, but spring/autumn hunts and... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Sometimes, you just need cake. I've baked this from scratch before, but this is the one time I'm going to advocate boxed over homemade: when you're deep in the backcountry it's just too much fuss to pack in all the things you need to make a decent... more

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Sometimes when you're in the bush you need lots of calories, but you don't have lots of time (or energy) left at the end of the day. By prepping the first part of this three part recipe for dinner, you have yourself a hearty, quick breakfast, as... more

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Tess Casher

The Yukon boasts of many iconic landscapes/experiences/situations and on one glorious night I experienced a few of them. The beginning was simple enough. Our church was putting on a bonfire retreat at a farm owned by a youth leader’s family... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Rhoda Merkel

From beading to working with hide and hair, “Textile and fashion endeavours are followed by a huge number of locals,” says Heiko Hähnsen. He’s the director of the Junction Arts and Music, or JAM, an organization that “nurtures the arts”, according... more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Wildland Fire Management

On July 2, 1998, as Canada Day weekend celebrations carried out across the Yukon, a wildfire ignited. It was one of the largest and most expensive wildfires in the history of the territory. It was preventable and began after a campfire was not... more

Yukon Outside

DIY Campfire Treats for Kids

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Just building and helping to keep a fire going is great fun for kids of all ages. There is something magical about being near an open fire. A fire is even more of a happy time when incredible edibles are created even by closely supervised toddlers. more

, Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO: kozzi.com

We get pretty good at fire-starting if we light enough fires, but there are some ways to make it even easier. Solid-fuel fire-starters work well but kerosene-dampened chainsaw chips are always successful at minimal cost.If you cut your own firewood.. more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: kozzi.com

Salmon can be grilled in your oven. Then, it’s referred to as broiling. It can also be grilled on the barbeque, or carefully over a campfire. During our lengthy winters broiling is the usual method at our house, but occasionally I dig the snow... more

A little research shows me that “camp coffee” and “cowboy coffee” are the same thing, but maybe originated in different locations. more

Yukon Food & Drink

If you like to camp in comfort and enjoy a challenge, take a Dutch oven. Breads, bannock, cinnamon buns, upside-down-cake, succulent meats and baked fish are taken to a new dimension over an open fire. The trick is to keep only a few coals... more