Burning out a wooden mug

When you don’t have a container in the woods it is possible to make one with just a hook knife and some hot embers from your fire and bush made chopsticks.

Start by roughly shaping your container and carving out an indent where you will place your embers to burn away the wood.

DSCF8630

Next add your embers using some green bush made chopsticks and blow on them to begin burning away the wood in the centre. Take it slow and only burn little bits at a time as heating the wood to much may cause cracks throughout. Burn with the embers and scrape with the hook knife repeat and manipulate the embers to burn the desired areas.

DSCF8655

My end depth and shape

DSCF8654DSCF8660

I used a rock to give the mug a smooth down then added so oil to the wood for the final finish.

DSCF8662

DSCF8675

What better way to test your creation. I will be making more so stay tuned for a more in depth video.

Thanks for reading and watching

Nick

 

Advertisements

No frying pan…. no problem, here’s a rock solid way to cook your bacon.

If you don’t have a frying pan with you, find yourself a flat rock one that isn’t,

from a river bed, is completely dry and isn’t made of flint or concrete because these could explode once they are heated up.

place your cooking rock on top of two support rocks then build your fire underneath. Light your fire, stand back and let the fire heat the rock up slowly (there still is a risk of the rock exploding).

Once the rock is nice and hot put your food on, be it bacon, sausage, steaks etc and cook as you would in a frying pan. If you are cooking eggs, add a little oil, butter or wait until the fat from the meat is coating the rock surface so it doesn’t stick.

DSCF1839DSCF1838

Enjoy!!!!

Nick