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184 Woodcraft Manual for Boys For other and better but more elaborate methods of making bread, see Kephart’ 5 book as above. For cooking fish and game the old, simple standbys are the - frying- -pan and the stew-pan. As a general rule, mix all batters, mush, etc., with cold water, and always cook with a slow fire When going into camp not far from home some think it a good plan to take a cold roast of _beef with them. Soup stock should be made the first days of every bit of bones and meat. There is an old adage: Hasty cooking is tasty cooking. Fried meat is dried meat. BOiled meat is spoiled meat. Roast meat is best meet. This reflects perhaps the castle kitchen rather than the camp, but 1t has its measure of truth, and the reason why roast meat is not more popular is because it takes so much time and trouble to make it a success. Cooking Without Utensils We sometimes call it “hatchet cookery,” because the cook is supposed to begin with nothing but a hatchet. To cook a good, toothsome meal with such a meagre outfit is good proof of a skilled Woodcrafter. Let us assume that you have meat, fish, potatoes, flour, and baking—powder, in addition to your hatchet. To Boil the Fish. Make a big fire and in it put twenty stones each as big as two fists. Near by, dig a hole a foot wide and' two feet deep. Get a flat hardwood board, a foot long and six or eight inches wide. Clean and lash the fish onto this board, with a grass, rush, bark, or root—binding every inch or more; or else make a little basket lid of rushes, spruce roots, etc., lay that on the fish and bind all to the board. This is your plank. Do not use pine or any gummy wood for this, as it gives the fish a bad taste. When the stones in« the fire are red-hot, roll some into the hole till it is filled up eighteen inches. Then put in a layer of small cold stones, then a layer of grass; now lay your planked fish on this upside down, that 15, with the fish under the board. Cover all with a wad of fresh grass and, lastly, with two or three inches of clay. Make a little hole at one side and pour into that about ' 1“ m. d «A “I. ~. 1.x u r ‘_. __4/n4..:.-£‘.