Fire by friction
The ability to light a fire in any conditions is
a central survival skill
is one of the oldest skills known to mankind. It
warms us, dries us, makes water safe to
drink, cooks our
food and lifts morale. Fire by friction is an ancient method of
creating fire the origins of which are probably tens of thousands of
years old. Armed only with a knife a bushcraft practitioner should be
able to get a fire going by making a bow drill using only what
around. We'll give you that knowledge.
- You'll learn which materials are suitable for
making the bow, the drill and base
- you'll learn how to recognise and select those
- you'll learn how to make cord that you could
use to string the bow in the absence of modern materials
- you’ll learn how to create a hot coal using the
- you'll learn how to generate a flame from that
- you’ll learn how to build the flame up into a
- you’ll learn how to manage the fire from start
to finish to minimise impact on the surroundings
Prices from £21 each for a group of 10, £30
per person for
first two people, £15 per additional group member. Individual
one-to-one booking available at £60.
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day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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information: Minimum group size two; maximum 12.
Participants should be 16 or over.
leader is qualified through the Institute for
to teach bushcrafts to groups and has been involved in bushcrafts and
woodland skills for over thirty years. He is DBS cleared.
North Pennines - Harehope or Hamsterley Forest, Weardale or Kielder
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