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Backyard Roughing It Easy

Backyard Roughing It Easy is synonymous with fun! In this book, Dian takes you on an outdoor adventure with her creative ideas for family fun. Dian answers all of your questions from how to start a fire to the do's and don'ts of planning a backyard camping trip with your family. Don't have a grill? Why not turn an ash can into a newspaper stove? Need tips for easy outdoor entertaining? Look no further; Dian's recipes and party ideas will make you the talk of the town. Backyard Roughing It Easy is filled to the brim with innovative, yet practical tips for outdoor living.

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Dian Thomas Co.; Revised edition (March 1997)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 096212575X

ISBN-13: 978-0962125751

Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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As an outdoor trainer, I find this (and other Dian Thomas books) invaluable parts of my personal training library. She offers many simple yet intriguing ideas for outdoor cooking fun, suitable for novices or experienced cooks who want to add flair to their outdoor cooking experiences. My particular favorites are the wheelbarrow grills (great when the local ordinances will not allow us to build a fire on the ground) and the turkey cooked hung from a tripod (We fed 15 people with a "bird" done this way. It took a lot of work to set it up, but we were paid off in oohs & ahs for our inventiveness!)

I have over 35 years experience in camping, hiking, survivaltraining and having fun and a great experience in the back yardand the wilderness. This book offers a smile and easy fun for enjoying the rough aspects of the outdoors. I am sincerely disappointed that it is out of print. It must be that the publishers has his/her toenails done daily, because he/she has no clue as to what enjoyment this book can bring away from their overdomestication. I have worn out my first copy (the one with the colored pics), but smiled doing so.

I ordered this book in January and so have not yet had opportunity to put a lot of it to use, as it is only February.The ideas presented are good; and I especially like the wheelbarrow grills; the one that allows for all three cooking methods.To take the little ones around the block to get to the campsite of our yard will be fun; but we will have to work at finding a level site! My yard is mostly hills.The ideas look like a lot of fun to try!

I volunteer teaching youngsters many skills - - outdoor cooking being one. Great ideas, good direction - - very interesting recipes - - have really enjoyed this book.

Great book. Loved the first book -- "Roughing It Easy" from years ago and this is a great continuation for me. Lots of "real" advice and most of it very simple too!

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