In my novel, the characters live in treehouses that are practically piled on top of one another, so there is little room to climb down to pick up food, and it would be a challenge trying to take it back up.
There are bridges between treehouses and systems in the trees to travel around, just not that easily. Because of this, I was wondering if there's any systems that could make getting food from the ground a lot easier. Maybe buckets on ropes? But who would put the food in the buckets? Any system such as the pulley system involving ropes, or areas for box elevator's to take the food up an down.
The level of technology is anything you could imagine that people living in a forest with limited access to other places would use. They have the skills for mining, logging etc, but nothing involving electricity or anything similar.
The forest floor is somewhat dangerous, so if the collecting of food involves people, there would have to be a certain system, as this job would not be very popular.
My main question is how they would go about this and what people, efficient techniques are used. Any ideas would be much appreciated!