3 days out winter camping on my bushcraft base camp, enjoying the comforts of a canvas wall tent and a wood stove in the winter holiday season. Heavy gear that needed to be hauled in, on 4 carrying trips from my truck left parked on the logging dirt road. It’s worth it for a semi permanent base camp. For me nothing beats the warmth and comfort of canvas and wood. The cool thing with old school gear is that if well taken care of, will over last us. Can’t say that about most of the plastic gear I tried before that is sitting in some trash dump somewhere.
On the first evening I spit roast a chicken. I’ve heard before in the comments from a few well intended folks and also a handful of self proclaimed “experts”, that you have to cook on coals or you will burn your food. Thats not entirely true. Sometimes when you are real hungry and can’t wait for wood to burn into coals, you can use radiant heat from the fire to cook your meat. After cooking plenty of meals on open fire, I can tell you it works for me. As long as the wind is steady, you can place your meat in front or high above the flames instead of directly underneath it, that way the meat will cook slowly instead of burning. Just a tip.
On this bushcraft trip, the weather was freezing with a blizzard hitting camp on the last night and day. Didn’t even notice it until I got out of the tent. Thats how warm and perfect it was inside the canvas tent. I hope you all had a great Christmas and new year celebrations.
Thanks for watching – Ric
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chicken. shrimp, onion, garlic, bell pepper, parsley, pepper, salt, cream cheese, parmesan, heavy cream, rice.
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