I’ve decided to add a new section to the BushcraftStuff Blog site. So, welcome to the first post in the Hints & Tips section. Here you will, over time find… well, hints and tips some of which you may hopefully find useful.
This one is very simple but I personally think quite effective. Especially when you’re going on a trip which is going to last a few days.
Carry an oily, lint free piece of cloth in a zip lock bag. I usually use olive oil. You can then use this cloth to help take care of your knives and tools by wiping them down with the cloth and putting a protective oil coating on them after you have cleaned and dried them of course. This will obviously help to keep rust off your precious tools.
Like so many other pieces of bushcraft kit the oily cloth has more than one use. On the odd occasion I carry a lightweight frying pan with me. Before cooking I give the pan a wipe around with the oily cloth (This is why I use olive oil as it’s edible and will not harm you if you ingest it). This thin coating on the pan aids in cooking and also helps to stop food from getting welded to the pan, making it much easier to keep clean.
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