How do I Light a Real Fire? And keep safe?
You can make it as challenging or as easy as you want to get your fire going and there are a few key things to remember once it is. This PDF goes through a few helpful hints.
Always remember to:
Have water to hand at all times.
Keep the fire small and off the ground and in the fire pit provided.
Only burn dry, dead wood, or wood sourced from the shop.
What to Bring?
Not much is the best answer. For a more comprehensive list click here
Good warm clothes
A good 3 -4 season sleeping bag (add blankets to a lesser one)
Pillow. Or as an alternative a travel neck pillow can work really well.
Bring your favourite mug and bowl and a big spoon to scoop up your soup with
Good simple food. One pot meals are good, but experiment!
Wellies, a must in the Lakes.
Big bag (or two) of wood for the fire.
Headtorch is a must for any sort of camping and great for hammocking too.
Is the Hammock and Tarp already up?
Yes. The tarp is already pitched and ready to keep you dry. The hammock is in it's sleeve in the big box and ready for you to just clip it into the pre rigged super strong anchor ropes on the trees. This also means you can put the hammock away during the day to have a great big area under the tarp to cook, practice yoga...whatever takes your fancy.
What can I cook on a real fire?!!
Loads of stuff! One pot meals are best (and mean less washing up). And anything you can cook in hot embers is great. Bananas and chocolate, small baked potatoes, flatbreads over the grill, and of course toasted marshmallows!
There is a whole heap of recipies on the net and here's a great set of them in this PDF from the Wilderness Society of America.
We provide a great billy can and a kettle. But feel free to bring frying pans, asparagus steamers, whatever takes your fancy...!
'Argh! The uncertainty, the questions...'
How does it all work?
We've made a 'How to Hang-Out' book to help guide you through your Hammock Camping experience. There's a copy in your Hammock kit at the campsite, but here's one to get stuck into.