As a child, I remember stories of the jolly swagman - a man that had gone 'bush' and carried nothing but his swag (his blanket and/or tent to sleep with), some tea, a billy can, and probably some flour to make damper. The simplicity of the ingredients attracts me, along with the way it's cooked - there is nothing as satisfying as fresh baked bread over the fire - served with butter if you're lucky!
As you prepare to camp and gather your food supply, create a damper mix to bring with you. Keep it fresh in a zip lock bag and make sure to bring a small bowl to mix with. All you'll need at the site is water, the mix, your stick and the fire. This is a great thing to do with kids, too.
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
Mix ingredients into your zip lock to take camping.
Once ready to make your bread, pour your mix into the bowl and add water to combine into a sticky dough.
Don't use too much water - you can always add you can't take away.
Once firm enough to handle, make your dough snakes and wind onto the stick!
Patiently bake the bread near the coals of your fire - you will have needed your fire to be burning an hour or more to get that nice high roasting heat to make this a success.
Once the bread has a firm crust, it's getting close- don't burn the outside of it.
Serve with butter, Nutella, jam, or eat plain!