Sunday, November 8, 2015

Wild edible plants healthy tea

This is the Butterfly Pea (Dok Anchan in Thai).  It makes a wonderful tea that has a calming effect.  It also has a lot of other medicinal properties, check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clitoria_ternatea

When you boil these flowers it makes a lovely blue tea. If you add lime, the acid actually makes it turn a beautiful purple tea.  I add a little bit of honey as well.

Butterfly Pea tea
Butterfly Pea (Dok Anchan in Thai) is a tasty drink that helps you relax.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

How to start a campfire

Two methods that work well for adding oxygen to a fire... cup your hands so you can direct your breath to the base of the fire or use a piece of bamboo to direct it. The bamboo method is super effective and easier. You have to blow harder with the hand method.

With either method, it's best to start off soft and increase the velocity of your air flow.

Building a campfire
Cup your hands and blow increasingly harder. Aim at the base of the fire and adjust as needed.

How to start a campfire with bamboo tube
The only thing wrong in this photo is that your fire striker should always go directly in your pocket
or back in your pack after you use it. That's a good habit to get into.