Cooking Roe Deer in the ground – Part 1

Following the success of the pit cooking of Roe Deer and Wild Boar during the primitive skills course at the beginning of May, a friend asked me to cook a Roe deer in a pit for his party.

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I jointed the meat

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while friends gathered stinging nettles to protect the meat

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Chris had dug a hole in his garden in which to cook the deer and my next task was to make a fire

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I continued to add wood for a couple of hours

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until I had achieved a good bed of embers

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Having achieved a good bed of embers I covered them with a thick layer of nettles

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