Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Ice fishing

I spent one day ice fishing with the other guests staying at the camp. The ice on the lake was one metre thick and had to be first drilled through to access the water.

I have spent several hours ice fishing in Lapland and never caught anything and this occasion was no different. reindeer skins to sit on for insulation make the experience much more bearable.

After fishing I demonstrated how to make fire without the use of a lighter or matches, using a firesteel and Birch bark. Then we enjoyed hot soup and drinks around the fire.

Once back at the dog camp I taught one of the instructors how to make fire using flint and steel and true tinder fungus.

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