I was out for a wander today and was quite thirsty so decided to get a drink from a stream in the forest. I wasnt going to drink the water straight from the stream and risk an upset stomach so had to boil it.
I had a scout about and soon found an old beer bottle.
Then i filled it with water.
|Tinder of grass and bracken.|
I then let it cool for a while and at the same time some of the organic matter sank to the bottom. I could have filtered it through my t-shirt but i am not to fussy.
Then down the hatch.
|Some Sorrel growing by the stream.|
|I made a bottle holder from a mature bracken frond.|
|Simply bend it and bend it again and then trap the bottle neck in the bend. easy.|
|Lit my fire next to a woodmouse cone processing factory.|
|I also found this which is never good. Ergot, a very dangerous fungi which grows on cereal. Pic is poor sorry.|