Sour Dough-How many are eating biscuits day after day in camp, when “sour dough” is so easily made? Just keep it warm (flour, water and a little sugar). I have a hole in the ground, and under my bed, which is on the ground, and under my bed, which is on the ground, and at night I put the sour dough in this hole and the next morning it is ready to use. Too much or too little soda is bad, but experience will teach you the right amount to use. Too much or too little soda is bad, but experience will teach you the right amount to use. I make “dodgers” in preference to biscuits. To cook them in ashes of camp fire, you should have a bread pan with cover and use sugar and salt to taste. The sugar makes the hot cakes nice and brown. Sour dough makes the best hot cakes to my notion. If you have the luxury of an egg, try it and see how fine it makes them. To take it on a long trip alone, just mix the flour till you have a ball of hard dough with your sour dough, and put in your coat pocket, wrapped in paper. When you get to camp put it in water and place where it will get warm and stir until mixed. Tin makes a bad taste and is not good to keep it in, but it will do in case you haven’t got anything else. Now, about the bean hole: By all means carry an iron pot along if you can. Make a tight cover for it; a coal oil can will furnish this, one that will fit down over the pot closely. Dig a hole somewhat larger than the pot, then start your provender (soup, beans, mush or whatever you are cooking) over the fire, then rake coals into bottom of hole, place it in and fill in around sides with more coals with few on top. Now cover up with sod and leave over night or until your next meal and it will be cooked and hot.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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