Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dedicating the Cabin

I finally built a small fire at the Cabin.
We've had a lot of rain, so everything was soaked. I pulled out the fire starter, a cotton ball impregnated with wax, and broke off some twigs from a dead branch suspended from a tree.

Easy does it. The ground beneath is damp, so I laid some dry twigs down first.
The fire starter was lit with a match, then placed carefully on my twigs.

I feed my fires slowly, keeping in mind that its easy to suffocate a newborn flame.

I visit my cabin regularly and add materials to it. Being 100% natural, it will decompose and collapse someday. For now, its part of my school.


  1. My buildings are made of log, and they've been around for 25 years and will outlast me. What kind of cabin are you making? Sounds interesting.

  2. Its just a survival shelter I call the cabin because its squarish and has an open side with a fireplace. Sorta hard to see in the photo.
    Its made with long thick branches, lots of leaves for insulation.

  3. Nice place to get away to. It doesn't have to be fancy to be home away from home.