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  • If you had a pot it would be easy to cook. If you have a nice campfire, a nice cooking

  • fire, sometimes you might find yourself without a pot. If you don't have a pot you're going

  • to need to improvise and make a bowl.

  • The bowl that I've made right here, or I'm making, is called a burn bowl. It's made by

  • taking pieces of coal, putting them in the bowl, blowing on them until you get a fire.

  • And what's going to happen, and what you can see is happening, is that that's slowly going

  • to burn out the bottom of the bowl.

  • This could take a while, so you can get one or two burn bowls going. It's nice to have

  • a couple bowls. I have a second bowl that's sitting right up behind me. And you have one

  • bowl that's filled with water. You can dip your hot rock in it and it'll clean it off.

  • Then take that rock and put it in another bowl, and instead of drinking charcoal-y water

  • you'll drink clean water. So this is a good way to get things boiling and a way to make

  • a nice bowl.

  • Now once you get your charcoal in your bowl and it starts to burn away the bottom, and

  • I'm just going to dump this out to show you, you're going to want to scrape the bottom

  • away. And if you can see, all that freshly burned area is scraping out. I'm scraping

  • it right now with an antler. You can use a rock. You can use a stick. Most of this bowl

  • was scraped with a stick, but I'm using this antler right now just to get the last few

  • pieces of ash out of the bottom.

  • So our bowl is going to get deeper, and rounder, and nicer. At the very end you can take a

  • rock or sand, put sand in the bottom, and then take a piece of deer hide or a piece

  • of your shirt and rub it with the sand in the bottom. That's sort of like sandpaper

  • and you can sand it out to a pretty smooth surface. On this one I used pumice, so I used

  • a volcanic rock to sand it out.

  • So, you can get a nice bowl that will give you the ability to eat, store water, cook

  • with water, and that's kind of what it looks like in the process. And that's a little bit

  • further along in the process.

If you had a pot it would be easy to cook. If you have a nice campfire, a nice cooking

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