Are you an outdoor enthusiast?
Discover a world of carefree camping, bush cooking and outdoor living on your open-air adventures!
Learn the secrets of eating like royals on a tramp’s budget and be independent in the great outdoors!
A lot of energy, time and expense can occur preparing food, gear and know-how to get away and relax.
With a simple structure and a few key points, outdoor life is a breeze.
Wanna know how? Read on!
Are you tired of
- The big smoke?
- Waiting to be offroad ready?
- Fishing – not catching?
- Burning camp oven meals?
- Kitchen duties and house cleaning?
- Spending money on accessories you only use once?
If you can relate to any one of the above, I am here to help you get on the right track.
This is the first comprehensive online member and training program of its kind, all in one place!
Now, if you haven’t heard of me yet, you’re probably thinking why the heck should you listen to me, right?
Well, I am not gonna give you a sales spiel, I am just an ordinary Aussie ocker raised in the scrub of SW Queensland. I’ve been running in and out of fires my whole life and practice what I preach as a way of life, when travelling or at home. As a matter of fact, I purposely don’t even have a kitchen with a stove in my home and live completely off the grid.
I learned to cook up the paddock whilst out working with the ol’ man, and had a hard time cleaning if I burnt the camp oven meal. So I learned quick smart about different timbers, coals and controlling the heat. I don’t like cleaning! And I am one of the laziest persons you wish to meet – so if there is an easy way of doing things, I’ll work it out.
Of course, that gives me more time to do the things I like to do….fishing, drinking beer, swapping yarns around the camp fire….you’re with me? People ask me all the time if I like cooking. My answer is “I like eating.” And my Dad used to say, “if you throw everything you like the taste of in the pot, it’s bound to taste good.” Hence I have perfected the art of keeping it simple, using fresh produce and things you’re likely to have in your tuckerbox for my camp oven meals.
And if you’re still learning to perfect your camp oven skills, just remember that “hungry dogs eat dirty pudding.” Being the baby of 10 in the family, we sometimes did it so tough that we had to eat the dates off the calendar…
Enough of the BS, you’re here to learn, aren’t you? And have heaps of fun on the way! I am not gonna bore you senseless and will even throw in some bush poetry if you’re up for it.
Anyway, much to my own surprise, I have published two books, released an educational DVD and am often hearing comments like, “You are welcome around my camp fire anytime,” or “I wish I could follow you around the scrub.” Well, now you virtually can!
I feel privileged to get invited to judge at large camp oven cooking competitions these days, have a regular radio section on River 94.9FM and guest appearances on Merv’s Outdoor Adventures.
Having an affinity with the great outdoors, I have been involved with the Scouting Movement, Ranger Guiding, Unit Support in Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation within Education Queensland. Holding accreditations in archery, canoeing, high ropes, abseiling, vertical rescue, heritage & interpretive tourism, and an interest in Botany, I have been demonstrating camp oven and bush cooking skills professionally since 2010, travelling the country and abroad for a minimum of six months of the year.
Apart from bush cooking, I am educating school groups and fellow adventurers in outdoor recreation and environmental practices.
Hence I have developed a fair dinkum down under program to share my life experiences, adventures, bush cooking and outdoor skills, so you can save time and not have to learn from the same mistakes I have made over the years, when in the great outdoors.
I will guide you step by step, no pushing, no stress, no academic stuff, no bling, no fuss. Just simple methods to get you eating like the royals whilst in the scrub, on the road or your backyard. Easy to cook and even easier to clean! To complement the cooking, I will share some handy bush skills to assist in your travel, camping and outdoor adventures.
Here is an overview of what you will learn and play with in the program, tarnished with the Number ONE Philosophy of “Keeping it Simple”:
From choosing your camp oven to seasoning, cleaning, storing, repairing and resurrecting an old rusty camp oven, to suggested content for a basic tucker box.
Learn about various timbers suitable for firewood, fire lighting, fire regulations and other heat sources.
Outback Bush Skills
How to fend for bush tucker & water, self sufficiency, hunting and trapping, fishing, navigation and knots.
Overcoming obstacles when facing challenging situations, with tools, tips and simple bush craft. Learn from our forefathers, settlers and indigenous brothers and sisters.
Weekly easy to prepare recipes including entrees, main meals, desserts, snacks. From hearty, delicious and healthy station and early settler’s tucker, to bushtucker and game.
Indulging your taste buds with cooking methods guaranteed to make your life on the track comfortable and homely, ready to impress and not reliant on packaged foods or microwave.
Interviews with outdoor experts
Chew the fat, listen to a series of Insider Secrets and learn from the outdoor gurus.
Connecting you with professionals in their field, sharing their knowledge, expertise and tips.
Emailed to you weekly and accessible in your private membership area, guiding you step by step with tools, tips and techniques.
4WD tips, safety, recovery, towing and payloads.
Basic tool kit, common sense approach and some handy bush craft to get you out of trouble.
With member discounts on recommended fire pits, outdoor products, fishing gear, camper trailers and more.
On the Water
If you’re out fishing, crabbing, canoeing or boating, you’ll find useful tips to make your water experience fun, safe and a success.
Awareness, prevention, identification and remedies for the many possible encounters.
Be prepared and manage your fears.
Outdoor environmental etiquette, conservation and survival tips.
Where you can exchange your experiences, stories and tips in a safe environment, get support and make new friends.
I am showing you my NO FAIL method where you will get excellent results to enjoy the great outdoors with a minimum of fuss and cost effective ways.
To top it all off, you will have fun doing it. You know, you have to grow old, but you don’t have to grow up. “Play with your food” I say, and “Get it Indaya!”
If any of the above appeals to you
What other people are saying:
Love the simplicity and effectiveness of this traditional bush cooking art.
I was amazed at the range and good, honest flavours you produced from a simple camp oven!
Great to meet you and share a yarn. Looking forward to catching up again and learning more from your incredible cooking workshops!
All the best mate.
Ranger Nick’s knowledge of bush skills and outdoor activities is incredible. It seems as if bush spirits are guiding him.
He has shared a mountain of simple and useful tips, making me more aware of my surroundings. The knowledge I have gained over the years following him, has been invaluable in my travel and outdoor adventures of hunting, fishing and cooking.
Thank you for making camping hassle free and enjoyable.
Ranger Nick is a very entertaining presenter and he knows exactly what he’s doing.
It’s a fun way of learning how to select firewood; how to use charcoal briquettes; how to avoid too much washing up; what recipes work best in the bush; how to position coals or heat beads under and on top of a camp oven; using a trivet and using your senses – common sense included!
Ranger Nick also covers fire safety topics, including containing your campfire and cooking during fire bans.
At the end of the program, you will:
- be impressing yourself and others with your camp oven cooking and bush skills
- have a clear understanding of camp ovens and how to use them
- have practiced and gathered a huge amount of simple and delicious recipes
- be equipped with the essential knowledge of successful camp cooking
- have familiarised yourself with outdoor and travel safety
- be able to pack yourself and the kids to go travelling at any age
- have learned about simple tools and set up for a comfortable camp
- have gained an appreciation of Nature, Australian Heritage and Culture
- have received information on sustainable off grid living and survival
- have completed fun and practical exercises to build your confidence
- receive a certificate of completion
What’s the bottom line and how do I join?
I’ve made it super affordable and have done my best to provide great value at only $49.00 per month.
Plus a super Bonus of:
- Access to me personally!!!
This is your most valuable feature, where I will make time to connect with you regularly, discussing topics in a webinar or conference call and answering your questions. – value $1,800.00
- Download of my e-book “Bush Cooking Recipe Collection – Volume I”, which is not available to the general public – value $39.50
- Exclusive Member discounts with savings far greater then your membership cost
- Download of “Getting Started” DVD at the end of the course – value $29.50
- A Graduation Gift
Why can I offer such an incredible price?
As I can’t be in several places at the same time, I have developed an online membership site and training platform to reach as many of you as possible. Therefore I can leverage my time. If I was to deliver the above in a small workshop or one on one in person, you’d be looking at a minimum of $20,000!
You will be able to successfully use your camp oven without burning your food within the first month following my method, or you will get your money back – guaranteed!
PS: Still have questions?
- Yes, you will be able to impress your mates
- Yes, I will address your worry about not being able to light a fire in your back yard
- Yes, you can use all the recipes and cook them in your traditional kitchen
- Yes, you will receive information on home schooling, navigation and bush skills
- Yes, the program is delivered weekly via email, including links to lessons, videos & other resources