1  pound pre-cooked sausage links or patties
1  onion chopped
1  clove of garlic minced
1  red pepper, chopped
1  green pepper, chopped
1   (2 pound) package of hash browns
12  eggs, beaten
1  16oz bag of shredded cheddar cheese.
salt and black pepper to taste


1. Build a campfire and allow the fire to burn until it has accumulated a bed of coals.

2. Cook and stir the sausage, onion, and garlic in a 12-inch Dutch oven with lid, raised over the coals to medium-high heat, until the sausage is hot and the onion is tender. Stir in the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and hash brown potatoes until evenly mixed. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the hash browns are hot and the peppers are tender, about 15 minutes.

Pour the beaten eggs evenly over the top of the potatoes, allowing them to sink into the potatoes. Cover the Dutch oven, and place 6 to 9 coals underneath, and 12 to 18 on top. Allow to bake until the eggs are firm, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, cover, and continue cooking until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.

Serves: 6

Join Troop 28 Chatham NJ

  • Learning trail navigation on a weekend hike

    Learning trail navigation on a weekend hike

    Troop 28 is boy-run. The scouts assume leadership roles to run the Troop, with adult guidance and supervision.

  • The Troop groups boys by patrols. All age groups will be represented in a patrol, as will all rank levels. In this way, the older scouts can help guide and teach younger scouts.
  • The Troop organizes one weekend outing per month.The scouts suggest things they would like to do, and the adult leaders help with planning and organizing the activities every month.
  • Our Scouting Program is designed to be FUN while also building character, personal fitness, and citizenship.
  • No Prior Scouting Experience Required.

  • Taking aim during a Troop Shoot at Summer Camp

    Taking aim during a Troop Shoot at Summer Camp

    Open to all boys ages 11 – 17 (Boys may also join Boy Scouts if they have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the 5th grade and are at least 10 years old.)

  • Our Scouts are involved with many special and honorary Scouting activities, such as Summer Camp, Order of the Arrow, Sabattis Adirondack Canoe Treks, attending National Jamborees, and treks at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

SLeeping Bag

While the temperature rating of a sleeping bag is important, it is just as important to do the things that will keep you warmer in whatever bag you have.  Mike Conkey, a Northern Tier OKPIK winter camping instructor, suggests the following.

1. Stay dry – complete dryness. Before you go to bed, change into dry sleeping clothes reserved for use in your tent and bag only. Air your bag out whenever possible to remove any moisture. The best policy here is to follow the Philmont “sleeping clothes” requirement. This requirement will be explained in detail at the Watchu Mountain Adventure.

2. Make sure you have a stocking cap available in your sleeping bag.  The biggest heat loser is your head. The first thing someone who is “cold” should do is to put their cap on.

3. Don’t pull your sleeping bag overyour head and breathe inside. Youcan easily exhale a pint of water into your sleeping bag during the night. This creates dampness and spoils point #1, complete dryness. A related issue isto make sure your tent is adequately vented. If your tent is not vented, exhaled water can condense on the tent and drip onto you and your sleeping bag.

4. Stay hydrated. Your body needs water and fuel (food) to generate heat.  On a cool night, a light snack and long drink of water before bed will help you stay warm. A long drink of warm or hot water would be even better. On those cold high mountain nights, fire up the stove; get everyone to have a hot drink before they head to bed. It will pay dividends on those chilly nights.

5. Always use a ground pad. The ground is cold and lying directly on it leads to heat being wicked out of your body. The thickness of the pad is a comfort issue – a half-inch thick closed-cell foam pad will insulate you from the

6. Know your own physiology. If you chill easily, then plan for that. If you don’t easily chill, then less preparation is necessary. Socks, long underwear, or a sleeping bag liner are all ways to “lower” the temperature rating of your

The Watchu recommendation for Philmont is a good synthetic bag with a temperature rating of 25 degrees and weighing less than 3 pounds. Down bags should only be used by the very experienced backpacker who understands the limitations of down. Also recognize that temperature ratings are not absolute – they are best used to compare bags from the same maker. A 30-degree bag from one maker may be warmer than a 20-degree bag from another.  Point is, many factors, of which the bag’s temperature rating is but one, must be considered in choosing the right bag for you. Google “sleeping bag ratings” for
endless insights and opinions. Check http://www.slackpacker.com/sleepingbag.html for a synopsis.