Monday, 07. November 2005
One of the uses for bamboo was creating a simple cooking implement that allowed you to boil rice. The following photos take you through the process of using the bamboo as a rice cooker. Ideally, you want to use a species of bamboo that has a thick wall, large diameter, and long sections between the nodes.
Bamboo Rice Cooker
Use clear lake or pond ice. To practice, boil water for 10 minutes to remove gas. Create a foil container 2" deep and freeze slowly. Or buy a clear block of ice. To make fire, the ice must be clear. Shape the ice lens for fire making. First shave with a knife to get the rough shape of a lens ... Finish shaping your ice fire lens by using the heat of your hand to melt the ice lens smooth ...
Primitive Technology, Traditional Skills and Hand-Made Tools: Primitive Ways