A series on the heritage travel style of Temagami

Fireplace and reflector-oven dynamics 

Illustration by Hap Wilson. Originally appeared in The Keewaydin Way by Brian Back



Build fireplace on a level spot.

Fireplace should be open into the wind.

Place fire irons six to twelve inches off the ground.

Space irons at least wide enough to hold the smallest pot or pan.

Rear wall should be flat, vertical and without holes to maximize heat reflection into the oven.

Set fire irons near the rear wall so heat can't escape behind the pots.

Walls should be high enough to keep heat from escaping early.

Rock down the ends of fire irons for stability


Setting the irons height

. Spread your fingers. 

. Set irons the distance from the tip of the pinkie to the tip of the thumb. 

. Adjust for large or small hands.


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