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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightfly View Post
    Yes it will! Made by Joel de Lorme though
    You are completely correct - didn't know that. Looks like its the "woodmaster" model.
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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    Nightfly... Just looked back through my posts. No wonder you knew the maker - I bought it from you!
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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    Quote Originally Posted by pippyd View Post
    nightfly... Just looked back through my posts. No wonder you knew the maker - i bought it from you! :d
    Yes indeed!

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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    I went out and got a piece of birch last night I just hope my chicken hasnt gone off by tomorrow.
    Last edited by Scoutmaster; 15-04-12 at 08:43 PM.
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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightfly View Post
    If you are not eligible for the prize because you are under 18 I will be glad to hold onto the prize until you are (that is, unless you are 13 or under AND you win!).
    But you cannot cheat with fuzz. Last time I was in Portugal, there were a number of forest fires blazing.
    You should be able to find wood that will ignite with a spark if you do your best!

    sooo, you came over in the summer, didn't you? we get worse rainstorms, (just less often) than England....at least in the winter...
    oh well
    p.s.:I will be 18 this summer, so you won't have the horrendous terrible task of holding on to that knife for long (in the unlikely case that I actually win)
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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    OOoohhh. This looks like fun.
    My Dog is going to the vets on Tuesday for his snip, so I'll have some free time.
    One question...
    Can I use an axe instead of a knife? I will be butchering the chicken with it as well.

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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    Quote Originally Posted by Manofkent View Post
    OOoohhh. This looks like fun.
    My Dog is going to the vets on Tuesday for his snip, so I'll have some free time.
    One question...
    Can I use an axe instead of a knife? I will be butchering the chicken with it as well.
    I already asked that one and the answer was no.

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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    Quote Originally Posted by paulrbarnard View Post
    I already asked that one and the answer was no.
    Hmmm.
    I dont really have anything that would split a log. Might be using an old cleaver. This will be interesting.
    Really looking forward to trying this now.

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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    Well I cooked my chicken just now and I am having a beer now to ward off the lurgy.
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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    Here is my go. I want to find a nice piece of birch as I wanted to use the bark to light the fire and birch gives a nice bright (but often quick burning ) fire. The selected log is a piece of birch from the wood up the road from me. I wanted a piece of fallen birch but not one lying on the ground. The piece selected was wet on the outside but the inside was reasonably dry. The knife used is a Bison bushcraft little carver with burr yew scale and a burr yew firesteel. A few pictures showing the log being split. The first split was hard as I used nothing to batton with and tapped the end of the knife on my wooden deck. After the first split it was easy as I had half the log to batton with and the birch was clean and knot free.





    A few pieces were selected to use as skewers. I trimmed these down and soaked them in water to stop them burning on the fire. I think I should have soaked them longer as one eventually burnt through.



    I used a small firebox to contain the fire as the current Mrs Pikebite was looking daggers at me about to light the fire on the lawn. This small pink firebox started life as a BBQ bought for 1 at the local pound shop.



    A bit of the birch bark was scrapped with the knife to make some nice fluffy bits and caught on the second scrape with the firesteel. The burning bark was transfered to the firebox, feathersticks and small pieces added and then larger pieces on top.





    Unfortunately as the chicken was cooking one of the birch skewers burnt through and I had to transfer one piece of the breast onto a metal skewer to complete the cooking. Condiments of choice were salt, black pepper and a little sweet chilli sauce.



    15 minute of cooking and the chicken was done. An improvised plate was the side of an old wine crate. A quick check to see if the chicken was cook all through, then nom nom nom. I can honestly say that I ate it all. The inside was moist and tender but the outside was hard and rubbery.

    Now back "on the radar".

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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    I collected a piece of birch the other day about the right size. The chicken I used was a thigh that I boned out (among others) for my tea the other day sorry its not breast. I used birch bark with my firesteel to start the fire.

    The cooking technique I used is a new one on me but I have read about it a few times before so I though I would try it out what do you think.

    First here is the knife I used a 9 Leuku..


    Big knife by alf.branch, on Flickr

    I split the wood then I lit the wood.


    lump of wood by alf.branch, on Flickr


    Splitting wood 3 by alf.branch, on Flickr


    Splitting wood 2 by alf.branch, on Flickr


    Splitting wood 1 by alf.branch, on Flickr


    Light my fire by alf.branch, on Flickr


    Fanning the flames by alf.branch, on Flickr


    Putting it on the heat by alf.branch, on Flickr


    Now were cooking by alf.branch, on Flickr


    first turn over by alf.branch, on Flickr


    cooked chicken yum by alf.branch, on Flickr


    First bite by alf.branch, on Flickr


    My mate had some by alf.branch, on Flickr
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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    Excellent gents. This one is going to be hard to judge!

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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    I might give a try tomorrow, although I have to find a way of containing the fire on the small balcony, don't have a garden or anything.

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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    Quote Originally Posted by Scoutmaster View Post
    I collected a piece of birch the other day about the right size. The chicken I used was a thigh that I boned out (among others) for my tea the other day sorry its not breast. I used birch bark with my firesteel to start the fire.

    The cooking technique I used is a new one on me but I have read about it a few times before so I though I would try it out what do you think.

    First here is the knife I used a 9” Leuku..


    , on Flickr
    Is that a second knife in use there?????

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    Re: Damp stick chicken competion

    Quote Originally Posted by paulrbarnard View Post
    Is that a second knife in use there?????
    I hold my hand up as I couldnt be bothered to clean the Leuku and this is my EDC so I got it out of my pocket an dused it.
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