- Tea bags are dried on the edge of the fire and then burnt, any paper containing plastic of tinfoil, was put into rubbish bags which we carried with us and out of the wilderness, no wet food put in fire – finish the food and do not throw away.
- We dug a small hole in which we could drain water only from cooked rice, pasta etc. which was covered up on camp break down.
- The fire had a sand base so that we could properly dispose of all ash during camp break down. The process is to cover the small fire with sand, add water slowly and mix it up like cement, ensuring all coals were extinguished. This muddy cement like mixture of ash and sand is then spread widely in the bush so as to leave no sign of a fire ever being there, or spread the ash in the rivers where is it quickly disappears.
- The fire place is then spread over with dry sand, leaves, twigs or elephant dung.
|Spreading ash and sand sensitively|
|KGOTLA –The Talking Stick|