Baking in a Box Oven (aka Scotch Oven)
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Baking in a Box Oven (aka Scotch Oven)

In the last post, I demonstrated how to make a scotch oven, and we’re picking it up now with a demo of how it actually bakes food. You’ll see that charcoal is an important (essential) part of the process, so I’m using this opportunity to use one of the fire-starters I demonstrated last week to get … Continue reading

Make a Fire Starter
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Make a Fire Starter

Gang, this is the second of several posts covering some of the things I learned during a recent camping training for adult scout leaders and volunteers. In the first post, I proved that, against all conventional wisdom, I’m actually capable of starting a fire with a single match. But we’re not always lucky enough to … Continue reading

Badge Task Mash-Up: Books & Family Heritage, Part I
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Badge Task Mash-Up: Books & Family Heritage, Part I

The mash-up: two or more things that stand alone quite nicely, but, put together can create something that feels both new and familiar. The sum usually may not always be greater than the parts, but it’s still a fun exercise. I tried to apply the principle last week when it was my turn to host my book … Continue reading