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Firelighting Bushcraft Weekend

Firelighting Bushcraft Weekend


Course Location: Nr Appleton in Oxfordshire

Course Time: 13.00 Fri - 12.00 Sun

Course Duration: 2 days

Course size: 10

Course Age Range: 18+

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

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Firelighting Bushcraft Weekend

Through this weekend you will have the rare opportunity to work in small groups with us on this most important topic, not only understanding its importance to our species, but also discovering a whole myriad of methods for creating it focusing on historical and primitive methods.

On the Friday aternoon after setting up your own sleeping system we will begin exploring the various tinders that are available to you in the British Woodland and spend some time collecting tinder and kindling materials.  Once back at the camp we will take you through the whole fire building process including safety, 100% success, and environmental factors.

Once the fire is established we will have a look at different fire lays and their application and we will use the fire to make  charcloth as well as other charred tinders.
In the evening you will be taken on a journey with an introductory talk on the importance of fire to us as a species, you will discover all of the theories of exactly how far back our association with fire began, how it became the focal point for a home, how our bodies changed as a result, how it influenced modern and ancient human behaviour... even down to the influence on the domestication of wildlife. 

Following breakfast on Saturday 
After lunch we will take an in depth look at  flint and steel and the ancient method of using iron pyrites and flint.  As these methods only create embers we will have plenty of practice in blowing tinder bundles into life.

The Saturday afternoon is filled with a firebow masterclass; and in depth look at the technique with plenty of hands on practice ….  There will then be the opportunity to source the materials to fashion you own set to take home.

On the Saturday evening and continuing on the Sunday morning you will also explore two other friction fire lighting methods namely the hand drill and the fire saw.

The course will finish by looking at the correct way to extinguish and clear away your fire, making sure it is completely out and that we leave no trace.

Please note this is a self-catering course and no food is included, you will need to bring food and all cooking equipment etc. with you for the duration of the weekend.

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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