Saturday, 27 May 2017

Riding for A Reason Charity Ride

Riding for A Reason Charity Ride

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Save the date....April 1, 2017!!!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Riding for A Reason (R4R) Charity UTV/ATV ride held right here at Bass' River Resort.  They have recently released the pricing...


You can pre-register by clicking on the link in the upper right hand corner of our home page.

"Riding for A Reason was founded for the sole purpose to raise awareness of colon cancer and prevention while doing what we love to do - riding ATVs and Side by Sides!" - John Gunter, President of Riding for A Reason. 

There will be other activities/events throughout the day besides the ride, including: Silent Auction, Raffles, onsite Tshirt Vendor, Grudge Match Drag Racing, dinner and concert to name a few.  The dinner this year will be BBQ pulled pork instead of the fish fry that they have had in the past.  For the concert, JESSICA TIPTON will be opening for TYLER HAMMOND.  This is a day crammed full of fun and events that you do not want to miss! Reserve your package today!

 Watch for updates on their Facebook page, or to learn more about R4R and their other events , checkout their website. (You can also make donations on their site!)

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In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight

We will be using this blog to put the spotlight on:  Latest Gear, Tips, How-to's, Recipes and our own store merchandise.


 3/2/16: Foil Packets

My job today was to work on my blog and spotlight a recipe.  
I'm not real sure how this became 'my blog', and I'm not much of a cook, but here goes...

I started working at Bass' in 2006, and have only camped a handful of times since then. My weekends are spent here, so although I don't camp much anymore, I still enjoy cooking over an open fire.
So, I'm by far, no expert on this topic! BUT, I hear a lot of stories working behind the
counter and a lot of them have to do with recipes that our guests have tried.(Some successful and others, not so much!)

Foil Packets are a favorite of mine and my family.  They are just so easy. You can prep everything ahead of time and once your fire has a good coal base, you just throw them on. I love that there's no pots and pans to clean up and if you double up the foil, you can just eat out of the packet.

Here's some helpful tips...

*Use heavy duty foil-if you're using regular foil, make sure you double it, you don't want to be eating ashes!

*When preparing the packet, start with the meat - it usually takes the longest to cook

*Bite size pieces! This shortens the cooking time & no need for a knife when it's finished. (Kind of hard to cut if you're using the foil as your plate)

*Spray the foil with cooking spray before adding your ingredients

*Add some veggies & seasonings

I'm sure there's lots more I could add here, but let's make this simple! Our go-to is usually hamburger with some veggies, (or tater tots for the kids) with cream of chicken or mushroom soup poured on top.  Below is a recipe I found that I'm going to try next time we do a fire on the gravel bar:

Grilled Honey-BBQ Pork Foil Packs



1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons ground cumin
4 pork boneless rib or loin chops, 3/4 to 1 inch thick (1 1/4 pounds)
2 large ears corn, each cut into 6 pieces
1 cup baby-cut carrots, cut lengthwise in half
2 cups (from 1-pound 4-ounce bag) refrigerated cooked new potato wedges
1 teaspoon salt


    Heat coals . Spray half of one side of four 18x12-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil with cooking spray.
    Mix barbecue sauce, honey and cumin in small bowl. Place 1 pork chop, 3 pieces corn, 1/4 cup carrots and 1/2 cup potato wedges on center of each sprayed foil sheet; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon 3 tablespoons sauce mixture over pork and vegetables on each sheet.
    Fold foil over pork and vegetables so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
    Grill packets 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until pork is slightly pink in center. Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil.



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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Riders of all skill levels enjoy our guided horseback rides!  Enjoy a wonderful equstrian adventure riding through our Ozark River Country on a one or two hour horseback ride.  Our scenic trails wind along the beautiful Courtois River and through the scenic hills of the Mark Twain National Forest to our special mountain overlook.  We also offer a breathtaking Sunset Ride beginning at 6:30 pm and lasting approximately 1 1/2 hours.  Our famous scenic overlook is absolutely spectacular as the sun sets! So no one is left out of the fun, we offer children 7 years and under a pony ride at the stable that lasts approximately 10 minutes.

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