Wilderness Camp. Family style: part 2

This trip was truly about spending time together as a family.

K was the first one up each morning, naturally.   He gathered kindling and lit the fire with his tinder kit. To get it going for breakfast.

Burgers and Corn for dinner.

D and B planned the wilderness camp very well.  They chose the site and packed all the bedding and tent. They planned and organized all the meals.  They did a fabulous job!

Our home for four days

 

 

We quickly got into a daily rhythm;

We would have oatmeal and tea for breakfast.

Then we would all tend the fire and work at preparing meals.

Everything was cooked over the fire.

 

 

 

 

D spent the morning of the first day building a tripod to put over the fire so we could hang the kettle and the cook pot over the stove.

Then he worked on carving us a flipper for the burgers and a ladle for the soup out of nice hardwood.

 

The tripod has a really practical double hook affair that could be raised or lowered to control the amount of heat for cooking.

 

 

While we were cooking or carving or tending the fire B was reading to us from a Neil Gaiman novel.  It was quite nice. Even when she needed to pause for a few seconds to rework the story a bit to make it appropriate to read to her little brother.

            

Even the puppy lay down to listen,

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