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Fire Lighting Day Course


Fire Lighting Day Course

£95.00

Course Location: Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Bedfordshire

Course Time: 09.30-16.30

Course Duration: 1 day

Course size: 16 max

Course Age Range: 18 +

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Fire Lighting Day Course

This course is an in-depth look at historically modern methods of lighting fires from matches through to ferrocerium rods as well as survival fire lighting techniques such as electrical, chemical, and solar.  We will give you the skills, knowledge, and confidence to light and maintain a fire anywhere in any conditions.
Through the course of the day, we will guide you through the correct technique for using a wide range of ignition sources as well as useful hints and tips to guarantee success with each method.  

Following a welcome and introduction, we will look at sourcing the appropriate tinder and kindling utilising both man-made and natural resources as well as making feather sticks. We will then look at siting a fire with due regard to safety and environmental factors and the correct preparation of the fire site before guiding you through the process of building a fire and then maintaining it.

You will also be shown how to safely clear a fire away leaving no trace.

Following lunch we will move on to ignition sources, where we will cover the correct use of matches, lighters and ferrocerium rods. For each, you will gain an understanding of their history, storage, use and limitations, the range of tinder and kindling that can be used with each as well as useful tips and tricks.  You will have plenty of opportunity to practice with each of the methods as well as building and maintaining your own fire.

We will then move on to some survival ignition methods utilising resources that you may have with you in an emergency scenario; these will include electrical methods including utilising a vehicle, chemical methods as well as using the sun.  Again there will be plenty of time to get hands-on practical experience of all these methods.


We operate from a basic woodland venue with rustic furniture around the camp so do feel free to bring additional items for your comfort throughout the day and download our recommended kit list for additional advice. There will be hot and cold water for drinks and a base camp style toilet for your comfort. This is a non-catered course so you will need to bring along a packed lunch and snacks.  
  • Belvoir Estate- Leicestershire

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    With very kind permission of the Duke and Dutchess of Rutland, our courses here are set within the stunning private 16000 acre Belvoir Castle estate boasting truly beautiful areas of ancient woodland.

    The venue is located just outside the village of Nipton in rural Leicestershire around 6 miles west of Grantham. Our main base is set within a remote 400 Acre solid block of Woodlands, with no road noise or light pollution, and with access to the wider Estate. With 31 of the 32 species of native trees the canopy is simply stunning, and the vast acreage provides us with plenty of scope for renewable resources. As you would expect, there is an abundance of wildlife and flora.

    We operate all of our courses here for individuals to book on to, including our Woodland Ways Weekend, we also offer private bookings, school bookings, stag do's and corporate events. Toilet facilities are provided by means of composting toilets and there are central covered teaching area's within the woodlands comprising of timber and canvas structures.

    If arriving for a course please do not head to the Castle, in order to protect the privacy of the family. Please ensure when travelling to the venue you use the directions and not rely on Sat Nav in order to prevent getting lost.


This course can be purchased as an 18 month voucher, to book online choose "18 month voucher" from the options above and we will email the details over to you. Alternatively if you are purchasing this course as a gift we can post you a full colour gift presentation pack for just £4.25, just choose posted instead of emailed delivery option. Or contact us by phone to make the arrangements.

Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days) / 07843 064114 (Out of hours)

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