Eating Out

Backcountry Gourmet, Philipsburg, Montana

If you think the ideal camping provisions are Snickers and Skippy, then the folks at Royal Tine Camp Cook School would like a word. The school—a gussied-up cook tent run by outdoor guide LeRee Hensen—is located on a 10,000-acre cattle ranch in the foothills of southwestern Montana's Anaconda-Pintlar Wilderness. On a two-week trip, guests learn how to prep and cook wild game—skills include cooking over an open fire and Dutch-oven baking ($1,700; campcookschool.com). When you're not sautéing elk medallions, escape into the ranch's meadows and lodgepole pine thickets on the Hensens' quarterhorses, or fish the Middle Fork of Rock Creek, which runs through the property. Trips are available between April and July.

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