3 years ago10,000+ Views
Survival Hack: Nature's Tin Foil!
One great way of cooking food when you only have a fire to go off of is to wrap it in tin foil and toss it in the fire. You won't be finding tin-foil in the woods, though! Instead, there's a leaf you can use: burdock. Just wrap up the food in 3-4 layers of burdock leaves and it will cook just like it's wrapped in tin foil. You can also use the leaves as an improvised container or bowl for gathering things like berries. You can also use cabbage leaves, dock leaves, mallow leaves and banana leaves.
I would never have thought of this on my own. What do you use to tie the leaves? @treedweller
3 years ago·Reply
I know I have Burdock! I'll try this at home first! If I'm doing this in a campfire, can I use loose cabbage leaves, too?
3 years ago·Reply
@fallingwater You could use bark, twine or grasses I'd guess.
3 years ago·Reply
@yakwithalan Cool, thanks!
3 years ago·Reply
@yakwithalan is right--twine and grasses are usually what I go with! Just braid them and go with ones that don't burn quickly. @fallingwater
3 years ago·Reply