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Pioneer Fire Lighting Weekend


Pioneer Fire Lighting Weekend

£275.00

Course Location: Oxfordshire

Course Time: 13:00 Friday - 12:00 Sunday

Course Duration: 3 Day

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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Pioneer Fire Lighting Weekend

Over the course of this weekend we shall be exploring the fire lighting methods of the 18th and 19th century employed by the pioneering people of the American frontier.

The course will start at 13:00 on the Friday with a camp orientation and introduction before introducing the technology of the period. During the afternoon we will fully explore all of the methods available to those who settled and travelled across the frontier with extensive time for customers to perfect their fire lighting technique using the technology of the period. There will be discussions on the application and limitations of the methods available during this period with customers being given the opportunity to craft numerous pieces of fire lighting equipment.

The morning will be spent forging our own traditional flint strikers which will provide one of the the critical elements to your own fire lighting kit. This will be carried out in traditional forges at our woodlands with each customer forging their own personalised flint striker based around one of the various designs traded across the frontier.

During the afternoon our instructors will take a thorough look at some of the more unusual ignition sources that would have been carried on your person during the period with customers gaining hands-on experience at every step.

Following this the remaining daylight hours will be dedicated to fire lays and fire management methods that would have been essential to those living in a world prior to modern sleeping bags and more reliant on the utilisation of fire for a comfortable nights sleep.

The Sunday morning will be spent finishing off those outstanding projects followed by customers creating their very own period tinder pouch which will serve to house all of their hand-crafted fire lighting kit from the weekend. 

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

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