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Firelighting Bushcraft Weekend


Firelighting Bushcraft Weekend

£259.00

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+

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Firelighting Bushcraft Weekend


This course is run by our director Jason Ingamells on the topic that he is most renown for- Fire. Through this weekend you will have the rare opportunity to work in small groups with Jason 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 Jason 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 by Jason 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. Jason's knowledge of this subject is extraordinary and as always not only stems from personal applied experience of the subject, but also extensive study of the academic and scientific research in this area.

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 ….here Jason will guarantee you will get an ember or he will give you the money back from the course.  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.
  • 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.


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