Our open fire yurt, based on a yurt of the Firuzkhui from northern Afghanistan, finally went to its rightful/leftful keeper. So we moved it to let it go on…
The bottom picture shows the yurt in its new home and the one above it is a true yurt. *The word ‘yurt’ comes from a Turkic word which means the imprint left on the ground by a moved ‘yurt’ (the round tent with vertical trellis walls and conical roof), and extends to meaning a person’s homeland. In modern Turkish the word “yurt” is used for a homeland or a dormitory. It has become used in many other languages as the tent-like dwelling which we all know and love.
Canvas roof and felt walls
Just the under clothes
A little lizard living on the felt under the canvas
Felt coming off
The summer came straight out of winter, the earth unfroze, and we pitched our (first made) baker tent.
The earth started thawing, so the north wind went to live outside.
Writing bushcraft blog
The earth liked the north wind so much we all moved out, and as it was time for making open fires, I decided to do something about the big axe, here is a little tutorial of how to put an axe handle on.
Air dried ash, adze, draw knife, and axe head
Axe handle whittled down
Blank into head, little space at sides
Handle wedge groove cut
Driving the wedge
A little oil on handle
Shavings for fire
Making flat bread
Baker tent…… baked
Dinner on the unfrozen earth, and bushcraft blog entry written in baker tent.