2011/06/20

Coffee on a Honey Stove

As it is Fathers day to today I got o to have a little play in the garden today. Thought I would make a brew on my honey stove. Whilst getting the honey stove I out I found my GSI Outdoors 1 cup aluminium espresso machine which I don't think I have ever used and thought why not make an espresso.

Got the fire going in the honey stove OK apart from my 3 year old wanting to help by holding the bits of wood I was splitting with my hatchet. A quick bar of chocolate soon distracted her so I could continue splitting the wood.


Then I boiled some water for the kids warm juice.

After they had their drinks I could then got on with the main task. An Espresso!


It was very quick, I planned to film it but only managed to get the end of it as I wasn't ready for how quick it boiled.

And for those who have nothing better to do here is the clip of the final brewing
http://youtu.be/eMx1uas4BRY

2011/06/06

Hammock set up complete (for now)

So now I have the soft shackles made my hammock set up is complete for now.   The way I have it set up is as follows:
Tree huggers with a marlin spike hitch to the whoopie sllings to the soft shackle to the continuous loop.
This method works really well for me, its quick to put up and easy to alter to get the hang just right.

I may latter look at putting in a structal ridge line but for now I happy with the set up.

Pics to follow.