Bush Cooking with

RANGER NICK - Boy from the Bush

Ranger Nick cleaning camp oven

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Who is Ranger Nick?


About Ranger Nick

Often referred to as the guru of camp oven cooking, Ranger Nick is the master of keeping it simple. A dinky-di country boy, he whips up a cracker of a meal with whatever is in the tuckerbox. He has gained quite a reputation as the entertaining Aussie Bush Cook, that sings and has plenty of yarns or poems to tell..
Being the baby of 10 children, Ranger Nick grew up in the scrub of western Queensland.
A previous environmental education support officer from outback Queensland, he is putting his bush skills to use wherever his travels take him. When Ranger Nick is not cooking up a storm in the camp oven, he passes on his knowledge to school groups and fellow adventurers, teaching them the art of bush survival, hunting and cooking. 
A man of few words, Ranger Nick is never lost for words and his sense of humour in a true blue Aussie style draws crowds at his cooking demonstrations at various Camping, Outdoor, Home Shows and Expos. He teaches not only how to cook a delicious, traditional, hearty camp oven meal, but also how to cure and care for your camp oven and tools for the tuckerbox at his cooking workshops around the country. 
Ranger Nick is available to entertain at corporate and public events or private functions.
A true edutainer, Ranger Nick combines educational information with bush poetry and ballads.
His unique sense of humour has earned him the reputation of the entertaining bush cook.
A real character, Ranger Nick leaves a lasting impression wherever he goes and will be a conversational point long after your guests have left.
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What's New

Hot off the press:
DVD - Getting Started - A guide to successful camp oven cooking
Ranger Nick DVD - Getting Started - A guide to successful camp oven cooking
To purchase Ranger Nick's educational DVD, click here.

Ranger Nick's second book "Soul Food for the non-carnivorous biped" is proving to be a hit with delicious and easy vegetarian entrees, main meals and desserts. Use the meals as a side to your favourite meat dish or on it's own.
Ranger Nick Boy from the Bush - Soul Food for the non-carnivorous biped 
To purchase Ranger Nick's book, click here. 

Available now:
RANGER NICK's own range of cast iron camp ovens.
NEW - 12 inch Camp Oven

Ranger Nick Cast Iron Camp Oven

Ranger Nick's first book is containing mouthwatering camp oven recipes, humorous bush tales and life experiences. He dedicated it to his parents with his father's quote of "You should be walking with me when I am walking by myself".
Ranger Nick Boy from the bush - You should be walking with me when I am walking by myself
To purchase Ranger Nick's book, click here. 
For book signing events, check out the events calendar.

Camp Oven Rangers FB Group for youngsters

A community for young outdoor enthusiasts, click to check it out and join for free....
Join Camp Oven Rangers community group for teenagers and kids 
To see where Ranger Nick is at or to participate in one of this camp oven workshops, visit his Tour Schedule.

Bush Cooking with the Camp Oven

Bush Cooking Demonstration with Ranger Nick

Bush Cooking Demonstration

Ranger Nick at one of his popular cooking demonstrations, showing the art of camp oven cooking whilst entertaining the audience.

Open fire cooking with camp ovens

Camp Oven Cooking

Ranger Nick uses a fire and hot coals for his cast iron cooking where possible, or Charcoal Briquettes depending on fire restrictions.
Camp Oven Scones

No-fail Ginger Beer Scones

Ranger Nick's favourite quote: "Get it Indaya!" Camp oven (dutch oven) recipes are available in his cook books and on the Fan Club page.
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