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Ranger Nick

Ranger Nick’s Camp Oven Cooking Demonstrations

September 2021

Often referred to as the “Guru” of camp oven cooking, Ranger Nick is the master of keeping it simple and has been demonstrating camp oven and bush cooking skills professionally since 2010, travelling the country and abroad. Coming from a large family, he whips up a cracker of a meal with whatever is in the tuckerbox.

Nick is back by popular demand, having been loved by our festival visitors for his camp oven cooking demonstrations at our last Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

Gather round the campfire to hear Nick’s tales from the bush, the occasional bits of bush poetry, tips for cooking on open fires and whatever else this top bloke has on his mind to yarn about.

A previous environmental education support officer and Ranger Guide from outback Queensland, Ranger Nick is putting his bush skills to use wherever his travels take him. When he is not cooking up a storm in the camp oven, Ranger Nick passes on his knowledge to school groups and fellow adventurers, teaching them the art of bush skills, camp oven cooking and outdoor etiquette.

Recently involved in successfully claiming the World Record title for the Longest Damper, Ranger Nick has guest appearances on “Step Outside with Paul Burt”, weekly radio segments on “West Bremer Radio”, monthly podcast interviews, is the author of four books, has released a DVD, developed a comprehensive Outdoor Training Program and frequently gets invited to judge at large camp oven cooking competitions.


The Australia Shaped Damper

Nick will be baking one of these at Back to the Bush Festival!


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