Shovels, as needed
15 cubic feet Lava river rocks (lava rocks are porous) to be pre-heated
1/2 cord wood
6 to 8 sheet metal panels measuring approximately 4 feet square (these will retain the heat without being consumed by the fire)
Metal fire tongs to move rocks, panels, wood
Fire mitts to protect your hands from the heat
Safety goggles and protective gear for your body
A large bunch of ti leaves bound together to be used as a "brush" to remove ash from the rocks
A stretcher constructed with 2 (8-foot by 2- by 6-inch) pieces lumber for the wood handles, connected by 2 (2- by 6-inch by 3- to 4- feet) pieces wood, and an affixed support platform of plywood (3/4-inch by 4-feet by 3- to 4-feet)
15 feet of 4 foot high heavy gauge chicken wire temporarily affixed to the platform part of the stretcher to hold the pig closed after adding the rocks to the carcass
14 gauge wire as needed to secure the chicken wire
1 entire head-on pig carcass, innards removed
Banana "stumps" to place between the pig meat and the hot coals to prevent the flesh from burning
Another large bunch of ti leaves, hard stalks snapped out, to be used like aluminum foil to steam the pig
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