Smaller Double Tripod Chippewa Kitchen

Lashing on one of the Front Tripod Braces for a 6’ Double Tripod Chippewa Kitchen and Adding the Platform Support Spars.
A Smaller Double Tripod Chippewa Kitchen for a Single Patrol

Basically, this is a mini version of the full-sized Double Tripod Chippewa Kitchen. Same procedure, just scaled down, and a perfect fit for one patrol.  The only things different here are the dimensions:

  • two 6-foot x 2-1/2 to 3-inch platform support spars
  • six 6-foot x 2-inch tripod leg spars
  • four 4-foot x 2-inch rear tripod braces
  • two 4-foot x 2-1/2 to 3-inch front tripod braces (to support the platform support spars)
  • fifteen to twenty 3-foot x 2-inch floor spars (depending on the size of the cooking surface required)
  • sixteen 15-foot x 1/4-inch manila lashing ropes for square lashings (12-1/2′ lashing ropes work well if you have them.)
  • two 20-foot x 1/4-inch manila lashing ropes for tripod lashings
  • binder twine for floor lashing
  • piece(s) of burlap or canvas to cover cooking platform (unless you’re using clay)
It's obvious the patrol is ready to foil cook their lunches before the coals are ready!
It’s obvious the patrol is ready to foil cook their lunches before the coals are ready!

Note: When lashing on the tripod braces, position the two rear ones as low as possible. This way the thicker front one can be lashed on unencumbered, and also placed at the right height. When it comes to adding the two platform support spars you have a choice: lash them both on either the outside or on the inside of the front (outer) tripod legs. In these photos, they’re lashed on the inside.

For complete details, refer to the procedure outlined on the full Chippewa Kitchen post.

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