Is one that the soldiers in Civil War days taught the author to build. The boys in blue generally used an old barrel with the two heads knocked out (Fig. 12l). This they either set in the bank or covered with clay (Fig. 120), and in it they built their fires which consumed the barrel but left the baked clay for the sides of the oven. The head of the barrel (Fig. 121A) was saved and used to stop up the front of the oven when baking was being done; a stone or sod was used to cover up the chimney hole. Figs. 122, 123, 124 and 125 show how to make an Adobe by braiding green sticks together and then covering the same with clay, after which it is used in the same manner as the preceding barrel oven.

The Adobe 28

The Matasiso

Is a camp stove or fire-place, and a form of the so-called Altar Fire-place, the object of which is to save one's back while cooking. The matasiso is built up of stones or sods (Fig. 126) and used like any other campfire.

The Matasiso 29

The Bank Lick

Is a camp stove which the boys of the troop of Boone Scouts, who frequented Bank Lick in old Kentucky, were wont to build and on it to cook the big channel catfish, or little pond bassorotherfood. The Bank Lick is made of flat stones and is one or two stories high (Figs. 127 and 128). The Boone Scouts flourished in Kenton County, Kentucky, fifty odd years ago.