Overland Cookery Publications

The Cookbook & Recipe Journal

The Overland Cookery cookbook is your guide to the knowledge, rationales, and techniques underlying vehicle-based adventure travel meal planning. Overland Cookery celebrates the dynamic interplay between vehicle-based camping, navigation, and off-highway driving skills requisite to enjoying remote destinations in today's vehicle dependent society. 


Recognizing that each destination features a continually shifting balance of the above factors, Overland Cookery's cookbook has been designed to enable readers complete customization over meal planning logistics, such that trip-specific requirements, and personal taste or dietary preferences, can be accommodated.

Overland Cookery begins with a robust overview of the eight primary factors impacting menu planning when traveling abroad: 

Heat Source, Cookware, Trip Duration, Party Size, Cold Storage, Cargo Capacity, 

Trip Route, and Weather.

Integral to Overland Cookery is the classification of recipes based off perishability. Constructed from US Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration guidelines, Overland Cookery introduces a novel yet uncomplicated method for categorizing foods for planning purposes. Every recipe in Overland Cookery utilizes this classification system as part of the overall trip-planning process. From determining how long specific foods can be safely stored, to identifying the timeliness of necessary resupply stops, Overland Cookery helps readers simplify meal planning while taking the guesswork out of managing stored food, ensuring all meals are fresh and safe to eat when intended.

This involves a robust understanding of both cold and fry food storage, as well as a global comprehension of overall trip meal planning, all of which are detailed in Overland Cookery. 

These factors are then compiled into a comprehensive meal-plan template, provided both in print through our Recipe Journal and on the Downloads page of this website. By identifying trip-specific logistics up front, Overland Cookery greatly reduces the amount of time spent in the planning phase while enabling more time for creative recipe development.

In total, Overland Cookery features a collection of 32 recipes spanning from breakfast to dessert, exemplifying the nuances of meal planning logistics while showcasing the broad variety of foods that can be crafted. Tips and tricks are included, with major dietary restrictions and appropriate substitutions noted, when applicable. 

For the beginning traveller and seasoned veteran alike, Overland Cookery provides an essential review of overland meal planning while at once stimulating readers to critically consider recipes beyond standard camping fare. 

In addition to the formal cookbook, a personal recipe journal is also offered to keep track of all your favorite  camp recipes. Complete with a table of contents, food perishability guide, and an overview of meal planning logistics, this journal is sure to become a must-have item for all of your future trips. Fun facts and other historical anecdotes from significant moments throughout the overloading industry are included.