28 May 2022

Fire Skills - Bushcraft Training

Fire Skills: This is what we call a horizontal fire lay. It is used once you have a decent red ember base, want to settle the fire, conserve fuel, and do some cooking.
Like on a bbq, you don't generally want to cook on flames, you want to cook on solid constant heat/embers.
You will see a back and two sides to this fire to keep it tidy and controlled. The front is left open to feed in longer logs. Feeding in longer logs, bit by bit, is a lot less work for you.
The burning logs are laid horizontally side by side. You will notice a couple of basic ways of heating water and cooking beans.
You will also notice a rock back to the fire which reflects back out heat towards you. Important that the fire is never actually built up against a rock, as it scorches the rock and can destroy things like lichen growth or bug habitats on the rock.

No comments:

Post a Comment