Bush Insect Repellent & Cooking in the Rain

All over this part of Australia you see dozens of different types of termite mound, which in my language come under the name bulgul. Here are two which are very useful. 

The one on the left can be used as an oven during the wet season. You cut a portion of the outer layer, and light the flammable inner layer which is made up of natural materials such as grass and wood. Food is then placed in the hole to cook. Once lit the fire will burn for ten days or so.

The black termite mounds are found both on the ground and in trees. The ones in trees we still use as an insect repellent. When they're burned they smoulder slowly like a mosquito coil, giving off smoke and fumes which keep the insects away.

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