It’s probably hard to find someone who wouldn’t enjoy the fire. And to cook fresh ears directly on the shore? Here is a homemade set of hooks for hanging a pot or cauldron over a fire, they will simplify your efforts to organize a field kitchen for fishing or hunting.
A set of hooks for hanging a pot over a fire, a cable and hooks, dimensions and manufacturing procedures.
Traditionally, two flyers and a wooden cross-head are used to hang a pot or cauldron over a fire. However, you can make a special set of hooks for hanging the pot over the fire, which will add a bit of comfort when cooking at the stake. This kit consists of a steel cable and a set of wire hooks.
Cable for hanging hooks.
The total cable length is 2–2.5 meters. At the ends of the cable loops are made, which are fixed with metal clips. Two segments of a nylon cord with a diameter of 8-10 mm and a length of 3 meters are attached to the loops.
Using these cords, the cable stretches between two trees or stakes firmly driven into the ground. In summer, a bonfire is made on the ground, in winter a bonfire can be built on a piece of metal mesh measuring 1.5 x 1.5 meters.
Dimensions and manufacturing of hooks for hanging a pot over a fire.
To change the height of the suspension of pots or bowls, metal hooks are used. Their main advantage is that with a single hook you can adjust the height of the suspension of the pot in a very wide range with a height adjustment step of about 2 cm. The length of the wire from which the hooks are made is minimal. Therefore, the weight is also minimal, which is essential.
Sizes of hooks of different lengths.
A universal set of four hooks can be considered. Hooks, if necessary, can be used either to lengthen the previous ones, or to remove the pot or cauldron from the fire.
Hooks are made of steel wire with a diameter of 3 mm. To do this, a mandrel is made of a wooden board, which is marked in accordance with the drawing of the hook. Holes with a diameter of 3.5 mm are drilled in the bending centers, M4 screws are screwed into them, which serve as conductors for bending the wire.
End roundings with a radius of 11.5 mm are performed using round pliers without a jig. To make hooks of all four sizes, it will be enough to make only one mandrel for the longest hook.
Based on the materials of the book “Fishing tackle and do-it-yourself hunting equipment. Production and repair “.