Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lunch at Camp 1

Another great day in the woods (as if there is any other kind).Myself, my boys, and one of their friends spent most of the day in the woods today. We made some new benches, started a fire, and cooked lunch. We decided to use the rig you can see in the pic to cook lunch. It's a real easy setup. All you need is a stick about 6 ft, a small log and a stake. The trick to cooking on a open fire is trying to keep an even temp. With this rig, you anchor one end of the stick to the ground with the stake, hang the pot from the other end and place the log under the stick. By moving the log back and forth, you control the distance of the pot from the fire, therefore controlling your temp. I know most people who read about the outdoors and bushcraft have seen this way of cooking. But, now you need to get out on a day like today with your family or friends and do it. Get out and have some fun!!!

5 comments:

Norseman said...

I am truly jealous. My little sweetheart of a girl has an ear infection so we spent the afternoon napping together. If she feels better tomorrow I think we will try that set up. I know I am going to demonstrate it when I teach my bushcraft class next Saturday.

barnislavia said...

I hope your daughter feels better!! Where you teaching at next week.

Norseman said...

No dice today, she's still a sick lil' Monkey. I'll be teaching on the north side of Sioux City. The course is being co-sponsered by Wester Iowa Tech Community College. SO far there are only six signed up so it should be a nice "cozy" class. Would you have an interest in a 1952 USAF survival manual (free)? I have two copies.

barnislavia said...

If I don't already have it, I'll trade you something for it. What is the number and title?

Norseman said...

AF Manual 64-5 "Survival" published December of 1952.