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The Rock Boil

Here is a the hide ready to add food and hot rocks.

A guest post by CE Harris


If you were a Boy Scout in the 1960s you may have read the story in Boy’s Life about how Canadian Mounties learned to boil water and brew tea in a paper bag.  If not, you need to learn one of the greatest improvised cooking methods ever used by primitive man, called the “rock boil.”

Scrape a depression in the ground. Line it, flesh-up, with the hide of an animal you have snared and plan to eat. Put your stew ingredients in the hide with enough water to cover.…

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