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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 +

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

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Fire Lighting Day Course

This course is a comprehensive look at both historic and modern methods of lighting fires from matches 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. 

  • Near Brickhill, Bedfordshire

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    This 70 acre private woodlands is situated approximately 20 minutes drive from the World Of Bushcraft Centre in Bedford, sitting on the side of the Woburn Abbey Estate. Comprising of a 50/50 split of broad leaf and coniferous canopy it hosts some wonderful topography and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including Muntjac and Chineese Water deer. We hold day courses, private weekend bookings, stag do's, school education parties and corporate events here. This woodland is also provided for private instruction and training.


  • Oxfordshire

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    Nestling on the banks of the River Thames we have sole access to a 250 Acre Private Woodlands just outside the Village of Appleton, in Oxfordshire. With 125 Acres designated as SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) there is an abundance of flora and fauna. With a mixed canopy throughout the woodlands and a mosaic of habitats this woodlands provides us with amazing resources, with Oak, Ash, Beech, Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Cherry, Blackthorn and more. We have resident populations of Muntjac, Roe and Fallow Deer. Plus a huge variety of other fauna with almost daily sightings of Stoat, Tawny Owl, Buzzard, Red Kite and so much more. 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 available my means of composting toilets and a portaloo. There are central covered teaching area's within the woodlands comprising of timber and canvas structures.

    This wonderful wonderful woodlands is situated within 45 minutes of West London and the local train station (Oxford) is less than a 15 minute cab ride away. Please ensure when travelling to the venue you use the directions and not rely on Sat Nav in order to prevent getting lost.


  • East Lothian- Scotland

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    Our courses in East Lothian run from Blinkbonny Wood, a 100 acre mixed canopy woodland, nestling on the edge of the Lammermuir Hills which provides easy access to hill and moor.

    Approximately 20 miles from Edinburgh and 5 miles from the historic market town of Haddington.

    It is close to Longyester, and therefore public transport to the area is easily achievable with international flights coming in to Edinburgh, as well as Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.

    The canopy is a mixed patchwork with birch, hazel and scots pine a plenty. Gorse throws in its usual colours in the year and at the woodland boundaries there are stunning views of the hills in one direction, the coast in another, and bordering farmland.

    Within our woodlands here you are likely to see Roe Deer, and we have regular sign of badger. There is also a variety of species of owl.

    We operate weekend and day courses from this woodlands and occasional longer duration courses that require access to the hill side. We also offer private courses for schools, parties, stag dos etc.


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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