Wild Cooking by the Campfire

Wild Cooking by the Campfire

Your easy e-guide to campfire cooking, including rustic campfire recipes & how to prepare simple plant remedies in the great outdoors

In this easy-to-follow, jargon-free e-book, we Seed Sistas teach you all you need to know about wild cooking, so you can stride confidently out into glorious nature and prepare delicious food to cook over a fire. Here’s what’s covered:

  • The campfire itself and the best (and worst) wood for campfires
  • Essential equipment for your outdoor cooking adventures
  • Advice on safe and respectful foraging of local plants and herbs
  • A camping cookbook with a recipe section full of wild cooking classics, incorporating wild ingredients
  • A guide to preparing a herbal first-aid kit: which plants to use and how to make simple herbal remedies

We know you’re busy, so we’ve done the legwork for you and condensed decades of experience and serious study into this quick and easy read. You can be assured that wherever in the world you’re based, this guide to wild cooking will be useful and relevant. 

If you love being outdoors and love cooking but are unsure how to successfully blend the two, then this book is for you. If you’re interested in local, wild plants and herbs which are either edible, medicinal or both, ditto.


“Inspiring and full of beautiful pictures and recipes. Very happy!” Anon

“Lovely…with some great tips for foraging and uses of medicinal plants.”  Catherine


After a long period cooped up indoors, most of us are itching to get out in nature, breathe some glorious fresh air and be sociable, right?! The lockdowns we’ve all endured in recent times have really made us appreciate simple pleasures, and what greater pleasure is there than sitting around a campfire with your favourite folk, enjoying a fabulous, alfresco feast surrounded by the beauty of nature? 

There’s just one snag. 

You have no idea how to begin and oh boy, you’ve got a few questions! How does wilderness cooking differ from cooking out in the garden? What’s important for your safety (and success) when choosing which wood is best for open fire cooking? What kind of recipes are suitable for food to cook on a campfire and what kind of equipment and preparation will you need? Which kinds of plants and herbs can be foraged for food and medicine and what will you do if an accident happens, as they sometimes do? 

Well, fear not, intrepid adventurer, we shall reveal all these secrets and more! We’ll explain all the wild cooking essentials and by the time you’ve read this easy, down-to-earth guide, you’ll be armed with all the information you need to get out there and cook on that campfire like a pro!
Not only that, you’ll learn about some of the most common medicinal plants and herbs to use for treating minor wounds and injuries.


What’s Inside

Defocused picnic background. Blurred background woman and bowler hat on fire in summer forest. Cooking food in a pot on a fire in nature. Cooking in nature

1. Campfire Kitchen Equipment

In this first chapter, you’ll learn exactly what equipment you’ll need for your mobile, outdoor kitchen. Discover the incredible flexibility of the mighty Dutch oven, whilst discovering some delightfully cunning hacks to make your wild cooking adventure way easier!

2. Wood for Campfires

In this chapter, you’ll learn about the art of the flame. We’ll explain which kinds of wood are best for wild cooking, how to control a campfire correctly and a nifty guide to 10 common tree types and the kind of fire their wood generates.

A close up shot with shallow depth of field of natural offerings on a ceramic plate in nature. Foraged fruit, flora, herbs, during earth festival

3. Foraging

Foraging is wonderful, but it must be done safely. You’ll learn what essential steps to take to forage for edible and medicinal plants safely and ethically – be careful out there, nature lovers!

4. Campfire Recipes

In this easy-to-follow recipe section, we Seed Sistas share our wild cooking secrets with you. Watch your friends and family gaze in awe at your rustic elderflower fritters and dribble with delight at your fennel-seed corn bread! Create heaven on earth with our hearty recipe for Ukrainian borscht and amaze the kids with the kudos of your alfresco dutch oven pizza! 

5. Wild First Aid

After many years as professional herbalists with a mobile herbal clinic, we Seed Sistas have decades of collective experience in first aid in the field. In this final chapter, you’ll discover 10 common, medicinal herbs you can forage in the wild and be used to treat a wide range of wounds and/or injuries. Once you know how to put together a basic herbal first aid kit, you’ll be well-prepared for any unforeseen accidents.


“Beautiful, comprehensive and inspirational” R J Lee

“Passionate and experiential”  Heather K.


About the authors

We Seed Sistas established our Sensory Herbalism School back in 2004 and have been sharing forgotten wisdom about plants ever since. We absolutely love showing folks how to locate and create herbal home remedies. You can be sure that all the information in this book is expert, reliable and easy to follow.

We run an award-winning social enterprise from Hertfordshire and Dorset in the UK and are passionate about funding, setting up and supporting community medicine gardens all across the land. We are determined to empower and educate anyone who wants to access the incredible, edible and medicinal benefits of wild plants and herbs.

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All profits from sales of this book (and our entire collection, in fact) are invested into our community garden grant schemes. Your purchase will directly help real people in diverse communities access the knowledge and skills they need to reconnect with the healing and nutritional power of wild food and medicine.

We’re very grateful for your support.

We are certain you’ll love this guide to campfire cooking. But if for any reason you are not satisfied, then we gladly offer a 14-day, no quibble, money-back guarantee. You’ve got nothing to lose and a lifetime of campfire cooking to enjoy!


About Us

Sensory Solutions Herbal Evolution is an arts and health-education, Community Interest Company run by the Seed SistAs, Fiona & Karen.  We promote empowerment, autonomy, freedom, health, and diversity through teaching about plant medicine.  All our Herbal Medicine courses, publications, talks and tours promote the aims of the CIC: to educate about and promote the growing and use of herbal medicine.

We combine medical training and years of clinical experience with our love of creativity and plants to put herbal medicine back where it belongs: in your hands.

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