Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Licence To Grill - Buillding the perfect camp cooking fire

This is an article that explains how to make a perfect cooking fire when camping. It explains how to judge the heat of the fire to what wood you should use to make a proper fire. Tom Watson explains that there are different ways to set up your fire for different jobs and that there are different woods for different jobs.
This article was very informative as I didn't know that there was a difference between woods or that you could judge the temperature of the fire with your hand.
I would recommend this article to anyone going camping and are going to be cooking on a wood fire. This article will help you make better camp fire food without having to go through trial and error.

Tom Watson, page 21, Family Camping and Canoerroots       

1 comment:

  1. Orienteering Meet

    2. a. 1 Control that Matt and I did run perfectly is when we hand railing on the bike path along with 13 and 15 and we managed to easily get both of them by following the bike path and looking into the forest.
    b. The control where we made the biggest mistake was at control 16 where we decided to split up since we could not accurately pinpoint where the control was on the map or where we were on the map so we had to go separate to find it which cost us time
    c. Our most challenging control leg would have to be control 16 since our sense of direction on the map in the woods was a challenge since we did not know which direction or which path we were on so we ended up having to split up and cost time to find it.
    d. I thought that the scenery was really nice walking along the road where there’s the waterfront going back to the start and also scene all the embassy’s was really nice as well all around I enjoyed the experience I had it was a fun and new experience that I hope to do again

    3. a. The plan was to get to the forest as soon as we started but first had to find a few landmarks on the map to be able to tell which direction we needed to head once we started me and Matt didn’t have a clue of North, South, East or West but after we found a couple of marking points that stood out on the map we figured it out and headed off towards the woods where there was a large concentration of control’s
    b. The mistake we most commonly made along the path was not being able to tell which path we were on inside the forest forcing us to break out of the forest to a more identifiable point like a road causing us to having to backtrack to pinpoint where the control would be another mistake we would often make would be to split up since then we had to spend the extra time to locate one another once the control was found on either persons side

    c. To get back on track of where our next control would be located me and Matt used a bike trail and walked along it to the direction of the next control then when we saw forest paths or cliff’s identified by the hints given we would break off the path and search for the control but we always use the bike path as sort of a guide along the forest since trying to pinpoint forest paths proved to challenging
    d. If I had the opportunity to do it again I would waste less time taking breaks and probably jog the whole time because the more time you think you have the faster it seems to run out so you can’t waste any time getting to the control’s you have to pinpoint them and then move onto the next control the closet to your current position without wasting time

    4. Judging that each line is stated as 1 km is it a good estimate since I walked to the forest from the start that’s 1 km + taking the longer route and going through embassy’s (also backtracking) I can estimate that I ran almost 3.5km from start to finish

    Zack Wyonch