When you build a fire what changes do you make to suit the purpose of the fire? For instance, a fire for warmth, a quick fire to boil some water, a fire with lots of coals for roasting. How would you customize your fires for each of these purposes?
How do you carry the cast iron pot and chain? Are you Trekking with a horse?Loyd said:My dutch oven fits down in the hole on a chain with plenty of room around the sides for draft.
So, would you do this by using smaller pieces of wood and feeding more frequently?Two Trails said:I don't think it matters to much what type of fire you build as long as you get a good bed of coals. There is your cooking heat as well as warmth and less smoke. Sometimes called an Indian fire,requiring less fuel to maintain it and easy to bring back to life,a small fire with intense heat.
"Too each his own". "Its a free country" and all thatDesert Rat said:Trekking is what you and the people you are with make it. Not all treks have to be in "hostile" territory. Everybody has there own limits and expectations of what a "period corect" trek is. Even the term Period Correct can and will be argued as to what is truly correct and what is jsut accepted. For some like Ghost it is about going all out and doing it to the documented letter (Ghost feel free to say that better or in your own words). Others may take a more relaxed attitude and do a lot of relaxing while out. The main thing is to get out enjoy yourself and not be afraid to push yourself and try new things. It is sometimes fun to be in "hostile" territory and have the satisfaction of knowing that you have done something that few others can.
There have been some laws passed lately that basically turn our whole state into a protected archeology site. You can not build a fire or camp within 100 yards of any rock house, cliff, rock shelter or rock face. That eliminates about half of KY and most of east TN! In addition one can not camp within 50 yards of any running stream. (yet the state park RV sites are often on the waters edge!)Hota said:Or you can avoid all this by trekking in the summer on legal ground.