16 and older
Get the skills you need to build a “sure-fire” campfire in this hands-on workshop. In addition to instruction on proper materials and construction techniques, it will also cover a number of ways to start a fire using tools ranging in skill level from a primitive bow-drill to a flint and steel to a BIC lighter.
For millennia, fire has been an elemental survival tool of the human species. Unfortunately, in modern times most of us have lost our connection with this essential skill. A campfire can keep us warm, cook our food, make a dark night bright, or signal for help if necessary. But most often it simply provides a sense of security in a wilderness setting and serves as an invitation for friends and family to gather.
Come out and...
- Learn the materials and construction techniques that lead to a successful fire
- Get a variety of fire-starting tips and tricks
- Gain a respect for fire as a gift
- Understand fire safety to protect yourself--and your surroundings
- Watch a demonstration with the primitive fire-starting tool called a bow-drill
- Build and start your own fire using a flint and steel
- Enjoy the fruits of your efforts by roasting marshmallows and chatting with the instructor after class.
- Supplies for S’mores will be provided!
Notes: Held outdoors. Dress for the weather. Bring water, some note-taking material, and snacks if you like to nibble. Be prepared to kneel on the ground for an extended period and walk on uneven surfaces.
School Notes: The registrars office is the one who confirms registrations ([email protected]). They respond to emails Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 4pm.
If a student registers through Coursehorse on Friday evening for a Saturday class, we will not have a way to confirm them.