An off the hoof decision meant we where heading out for Breakfast in the forest using a Frontier Stove yesterday.
I had planned to head into the woods to do some foraging for fungi as it had been quite foggy and had been raining for two day anyway but when a friend contacted me we decided to head into the forest for a fry up.
Down to the Forest
When we arrived at the location I had realised I had my frontier stove in the back of the car so we decided to carry that down into the birch and use that to cook breakfast off.
The only downfall is its heavy to carry along way but sharing the load we dragged it into the forest.
We ended up in a secluded area of birch and pine where we started to prepare for our breakfast.
Firstly my friend needed to hang his Basha to dry so he set this up and I showed him some methods I use to hang a tarp.
He realised the benefit of using a 3m x 3m tarp compared to a Basha.
I have 2 tarps both made by DD Hammocks a super light and a normal both 3m x 3m. I really like using a tarp as there is so many different configurations you can use depending on environment and weather.
Once setup and firewood collected I started a fire using birchbark, piece of flint and a steel striker.
It take a little while to get this stove up to heat but after 15 minutes it was hot enough to place the pans and the eagle kettle on to start cooking and heating water for a brew.
Using a skillet, frying pan and the camp kettle we cooked up breakfast and brewed some coffee.
We sat eating and chilling listening to the deer rutting in the marsh behinds us for the middle of october it was still really warm as we where both sitting in t-shirts.
I didn’t find many fungi just one lonely Bay Bolete but loads of Amantia Muscara around.
Slight downfall was the welds on the stoves door had finally given way but after eight years of use I’m not complaining.
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