Even Better: An Adjustable Backcountry Spit

When I lived in Chamonix, France, I loved going to the market each weekend. I’d get all of the usual market-type things: fruit, veggies, fresh bread, local goat cheese. But I’d also wait in a long line to get something special: rotisserie chicken.

In a survival situation, I wouldn’t expect to eat one of my favorite roasted chicken meals, but it’s actually quite simple to construct a spit for backcountry camping. And it’s also possible to make a spit adjustable for different kinds of meats…rabbit vs. big game leg, for instance. Check out this video for some tips on making a spit adjustable:

And if you’d like to learn how to make a backcountry spit in the first place, read my article on the About.com Survival Skills website:
“How to Make a Spit for Campfire Cooking”

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