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Monday, January 25, 2010

Pine needle tea with Kephart

I have been a long time reader of Horace Kephart and I always thought his knife was pretty neat yet really simple. My bud Shiney picked one up a few months ago and I really liked it. So after much begging, pleading and drooling he finally decided to do some horse trading with me.

It did not come with a sheath, so I copied JRE's ever popular pattern and made my own.

Fast forward a few days and I'm reading American Bushman's Blog and he wrote an entry on fireside hot chocolate and mentioned Canteenshop.com. So I couldn't help myself and picked up a canteen, mug and burner. It came in today and I just had to try it out. Started a little fire and boiled up a cup of pine needle tea with my daughter.

You have to set the cup on the burner sideways with a wood fire. The cup will sit down just a little inside the burner and be solid, but it will put the flame out.

There is a cut out in the side that is to allow the burner to slide up the cup and miss the handle attachment plate. It also serves as a place to slip in fuel.

I'm going to try using his as my day bag water/cooking system.

God Bless Yall!


Merriwether said...

Nice setup, I've been thinking of getting the similar crusader cup system.
How was the tea? Henbit + betony (both available right now) also makes a good & nutritious tea, though I add a bit of honey, too.

Izzy G. said...

Ah. Pine Needle Tea. Takes me back to when I was in elementary school and we would have local Native Americans come and brew up local drinks and food for us. I always liked the Pine Needle Tea the most. Tastes like Christmas!

Wildcat said...

I like this tea. It is better when made with fresh birch sap. We need to get down to the creek and tap some trees.

On another note, I caught two white bass yesterday in Cypress Creek. They are running. Get some minners and take the kids fishing.

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jcpready said...

Mention the pine needles you use to learn the people who visit your blog. Or else why come here?

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