Camp Cook

This is my world while I am here.


I am serving as camp cook while the crew awaits the arrival of the real cook. This is a wilderness lodge. There are no buildings here as yet, so the crew is camping. This is the cook tent. Notice the blue chest on the right and the brown cabinet. That is where food and all yummy-smelling stuff is stored, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, and any other toiletries the crew brings in. We are in black bear country, so keeping a clean camp is a top priority. Food is never eaten in tents where we sleep. The cook tent is cleaned and secured after every meal. All garbage is taken out to Seward by boat.

Tonight we are having spaghetti with Italian Sausage Tofurkey and salad. I’m contemplating some sort of garlic bread, but there is no oven and I’m not sure I’m up for skillet toasting that much bread. We’ll see how much time I have.

Categories: Alaska

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  1. Nice kitchen — kind of a modern camp kitchen. I like the use of the large construction tool chest for camp supplies. I know this may not be the topic of your blog, bit I’d like to hear more about the kitchen set up.


  2. Can do, Steve. I’ll make it a post. Life in Alaska is one of the topics of this blog, so it works, and besides, it’s my blog and I can make/break the rules at will, right? Let me know if you have specific questions.

    A modern camp kitchen is exactly what it is…complete with satellite internet. Very kush.

  3. And we’re still going out to this site in the pre- and post-season, before and after seasonal staff arrive/depart. Now, though, we live and cook in what serves as the staff dining area and lounge during the summer season.

    That was a fun adventure. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

    Maybe you can come visit the site sometime, Steven. It’s quite fancy now, but still beautiful and fun.