An Efe forest camp is usually dark and depending on the time of day, dripping from current or recent rain. The Efe live in dome shaped huts which may be more or less complete. A half dome might be a hut that was built quickly, or it might be a hut that was built more openly because it has been hot or it might be only a half dome to allow easier access in and out of the hut by children or individuals with injury or infirmity. A fully domed hut, with a small opening, keeps in more smoke (a fire is often kept in the hut) but it also keeps in the heat and keeps out the rain. So a rainy season hut may be a full-on dome with a small entrance way. Or, this kind of hut can be made when it has been cold, or when more privacy is needed, or, simply, when more time has been invested in making the hut.
As an ethnoarchaeologist, I see every object in every camp as a physical representation of a moment in a story. A half-carved spoon next to a perfectly usable already carved spoon is probably something to be given to a villager (why carve a new spoon if you already have one?). A freshly made bow is a planned hunting trip. A plantain leaf spine with a clay pipe inserted at the thick end means that someone recently scored some pot. An empty aluminum pot (acquired years earlier in trade) means that there is hunger in the camp.
But really, each of these observation is a hypothesis. When you ask the people sitting there what is going on, ask about the spoon or the pot or the pipe, you may get nothing, a blank look, a surprise answer, or a story that contradicts what you were thinking. The pot is empty because everyone just ate, the new spoon will replace the one you thought was perfectly good because the old spoon was borrowed from a village and needs to be returned before someone notices. The plantain-stem pipe was just fashioned on a hunch.
Yes, a hunch. It is possible, Mr. Anthropologist, that you have not come empty handed!