MasterChef Wilderness Style!

There is something about food cooked on a good fire that makes many peoples mouths just water! I for one, am a huge fan of anything coming off of a fire! Flamed grilled burgers, sizzling sausages and scrummy smores are all some of my favourites!

One thing I was not aware that could be cooked on an open fire and not in a pan however was popcorn! Today not only did I learn that this was possible, but it was extremely easy with the right equipment and a bit of good old fashioned improvisation! In this post, I am going to tell you how I did it and what exactly happens when a popcorn “POPS!”.

What I used/What you will need:

  • 2 sieves
  • some string
  • a sharp knife or some scissors
  • a sturdy stick/branch of approximately 1 metre in length

What to do in 5 easy steps!

  • 1 – tie the end of the sieves together (side opposite to the handles) so that the sieves are joined  as one but can be opened in half.
  • 2- Tie the handle of one of the sieves securely  to the sturdy branch/stick that you have decided to use (so that they do not fall off and cause all your tasty popcorn to burn).
  • 3 – Cut and tie a loop using some of the string, large enough so that the branch and sieve handle can be fed through and unfed with a small pull but not loose enough that they come apart of their own free will.
  • 4 – put popcorn in the sieves and put the loop over to keep the popcorn locked in.
  • 5 – hold this above the fire and eventually the magic will happen! and you will be let with delicious popcorn! Take care not to burn as this will ruin the taste.

 

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Trust me it works!

And now for some Science! Why does popcorn “POP”?

To illustrate this I will leave you in the very capable hands of the YouTuber “NerdSanctum” and his video which explains all about popcorn popping in only a minute and a half!.

 

Bears Quote of The Day:

“When I’m filming, survival requires movement. You need your energy, and you’ve got to eat the bad stuff and survival food is rarely pretty, but you kind of do it. I get in that zone and I eat the nasty stuff, but I’m not like that when I’m back home” – Bear Grylls

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References:

youtube.com/watch?v=lO5YwuARIWk

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