The ability to make fire with sticks is an empowering experience. Knowing that you can make fire virtually anywhere on the planet is a valuable skill to master. This entry level course will focus on multiple methods of friction fire making. We will cover fire safety, plant and tree identification and selection, tinder, the physics of friction fire and the proper construction and use of fire sets. Students will locate, identify and construct fire making sets from suitable plants and woods in the area. These fire sets will be theirs to keep. A necessary component of many fire sets is cordage. While we will be using man made cordage during the course, we will provide an introduction to making natural cordage. Students receive a free Mora knife with this course. Topics covered • Bow Drill • Hand Drill • Fire Plough • Fire Saw This is a two day course. Tent and hammock camping is available and students are encouraged to bring any gear they would like to use or try out. Porta potties, fire rings and firewood are on site. Most cel carriers have good reception. There is no electric or gas.
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