Carry The Fire: Traditional Fire Class

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Beginning & End Date/Time
Date(s) - May 7, 2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Description: Fire has played an essential part in defining us as a species. All cultures around the world have learned to create fire with only what they find in nature. Reconnect with your past and learn what creating fire with your hands truly means and learn to carry the fire wherever you go.
Course Length: 8 hours (full day workshop and field study)
Cost: $95
Pre-course Requirements: None
Suitable for: Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages!

Course Content:
Carry the Fire course is fun, informative, and inspiring. This course is a great ‘add-on’ to Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Basic Outdoor and Survival Skills (BOSS), or as a stand-alone. This course will teach you how to create fire with what we find in nature as well as how to build, control, and extinguish fire correctly. It will include such skills as:
– Physics of fire
– Friction fire (bow drill and hand drill)
– Making your own bow drill
– Basic bushcraft techniques
– Stone-on-stone fire
– Identifying the best local tinder
– Creating natural cordage
– Creating charred material
– Fires for different uses
– History of fire
– Maintaining fire
– Extinguishing fire

Things you will need for the course:
A good non-folding knife
Proper clothing for being outside
Paper and pen for taking notes
Water and snacks
Lunch (you will work up an appetite)
Sunscreen and sunglasses
A bum or knee pad (trust me, you will need one)
Medical and allergies notification – let us know if you have medical issues or allergies

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