Introduction: MALAGASY FIRE COOKING STANDS
***Make sure that you are not building a fire under dry forest conditions and always have several liters of water ready to put out your fire if it gets out of control***
The example above can be called the Delta design.
- Find a Y shaped section of a branch
- Sharpen the base
- Push, or pound it into the ground on a slight slope
- Affix two other branches to form a V into the crook of your Y shaped branch
- You can adjust the height of the pot by sliding it towards or away from the Y and adjusting the position of the supports to hold your pot up.
Step 1: TRICORN DESIGN
This was actually the most common setup that I saw. You basically push three separate sections of branches into the ground to support your pot. Nice wet wood is better here because the pieces will get charred.
Step 2: THE HANDLER
This was the design that really got me interested. In this case I think they chopped off a sapling near the base with a machete and trimmed the edge so that if fit snugly through the handle of the pot.
Step 3: THE FULL KITCHEN
These guys were really organized. They shoveled a notch in to the slope and built a simple rectangular frame (without nails or rope) to hang the pot, but also to keep the bugs off their pans.