EFR Demonstration – Cooking

Portable Fire Pit
Portable Fire Pit – Usually required at events.

Cooking will be dependent upon the venue and fire rules.  Some will only allow for a contained fire and no pit.  If possible, try to find a back yard portable pit such is shown in the photo.  What should not be used is a large “Clayton Style” stove.  This would not be correct for a military camp.  A small brazier would suffice for demonstrating how water might have been boiled.  Assuming you can get past the safety concerns on the fire, consider either stew in a cannonball kettle or a roast on a spit.  Both very period correct. Always have a period correct pail of water next to your fire.

Stew in a cannonball kettle
Large ham on a spit


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