Monday, 27 August 2012

Trial run cooking & eating in a field ...

In preparation of finding a Hermie and spending time in the great outdoors we had a trial run of cooking and eating in a field yesterday. After learning the hard way, things to note for next time:
Disposable BBQ’s: Useless.

Lighting a fire: first and formost check which way the wind is blowing and don’t light the fire where the smoke will billow directly over your camp/blanket area making everyone run for the hills! Check that the box of matches you hastily throw in the bag has more than two in. Whilst going off to gather wood DON’T leave the food un-attended with a dog around.
Music: was much missed and we definitely lacked an acoustic guitar or some kinda sound system.

When the sun goes down: I don’t think there is such a thing as too many blankets when sat in a field when the sun has set.
Beer: Why on earth did we forget to bring it?

Kitchen roll: Never underestimate how much you’ll use.
Putting out the flame: It's advisable to extinguish your BBQ a while before you leave.  Putting it out at the last minute is not sensible as ‘surprisingly’ it takes a while to cool down ~ dooh.

"You call that a fire"? 

"Where are you going?"

"What's with the trees then?"
"Hum ..."
  "Ah, now thats a fire"!