WildernessCooking.com is owned and published by
GJ Studios the
creator of the Canadian backpacking, canoeing, and camping website,
Laurie Ann and Bryan
Laurie Ann is an author, designer and photographer
as well as a mom. A few of her recipes have been featured in Backpacker
Magazine, Ottawa Outdoors, The Calgary Herald, Lipsmackin' Vegetarian
Backpackin', GetOut!, WestJet's Up Magazine, Seattle Backpackers Magazine
and The Joy of Backpacking. In Fall 2011 two of her recipes
will appear in Women's Adventure.
backcountry cookbooks, A Fork in the Trail and Another
Fork in the Trail are published by Wilderness Press in the USA and
Touchwood Editions in Canada.
Bryan is a service and applications engineer and in
his spare time he is a photographer and gear reviewer.
"I'm an avid backpacker,
canoeist, wilderness cook and the mother of two wonderful children.
I love to cook and to experiment with recipes, new ingredients and
techniques. I also love the challenge of cooking in the wilderness
and preparing delicious meals for our backcountry adventures. I've
even been known to make baked brie in pastry on a backpacking trip,
although you won't find that bit of gourmet cooking in my books. You
could safely say I am obsessed with backcountry cooking and cooking
in general. I prefer to look at it as my passion rather than an obsession."
It is this passion along with
my love of teaching others about trail food that brought about the
idea to create this site and write two comprehensive guides on the
subject of trail cooking."
- Laurie Ann
"Some have said that I am as obsessed with backpacking
gear as Laurie is with cooking in the backcountry. There could be
some truth in that. Perhaps this is why I do so much of the gear testing
for Wilderness Cooking and Outdoor Adventure Canada. My technical
background and experience in the aerospace and automotive industries
is extremely helpful when putting backcountry kitchen gear through
It seems that I have also become the official trail
food taste tester around this place. It's a tough job but someone
has to do it!"
The March family lives in Brantford,
Ontario, Canada near the Grand River and the Trans-Canada Trail.