Having roasted the acorns in the embers the next stages were to remove the shells and chop the kernals into smaller pieces.
This was quite a long process so whilst i used the Julu to pierce the shell i also had my evening's survival stew of venison,burdock root,silverweed root,plantain,dandelion and stinging nettle cooking. I had also saved the drippings and fat from my steak and kidney in the pan to add flavour and more calories to the stew.
Multi tasking was the only way to get everything i wanted to do done
Having got the fire lit and with a billy can of sweet wood ruff tea drunk to rehydrate myself thoughts turned to food to replace all the energy i had burnt off.
Common sense says to eat survival stew as its a good way to ensure you dont loose any of the nutritional goodness.
I chose a different tactic wanting something a bit more appetising so i fried up the kidneys from the deer with some chunks of filet steak in a bit of fat.
High calories and flavour from the fat absolutely delicious if i say so myself
(Pic credit @joescraft )
After arriving at our location and having had a scout around for a good site i began working on my shelter.
Completely manufactured using only natural materials sources on site.
This is a different style shelter to my usual open sided A frame but wanted to experiment. (Plus i had looked at @joescraft 's brilliant scale model shelter village)
Notice the long log to be used for phase two of the build.
At this point i still had no fire nor had i had anything to eat or drink.
It was damn warm work so i worked stripped down to baselayer to minimise overheating and sweating.