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Fire by friction day course

Price and Dates in the Highlands, Scotland
Price and Dates in Sussex, England



Course content:

Fire by friction is one of the most satisfying yet frustrating methods of firelighting! On this course you get a full day to really get to grips with bowdrill.

With expert guidance you will learn about selecting suitable materials, carving them to make a bowdrill set, preparing tinder and the technique itself. This course gives you a great introduction fire by friction, with plenty of practice. Ideal both for beginners and those who have struggled to crack the technique or want to make their own set.

Learning outcomes:
By the end of the course you should:

  • be able to identify suitable trees and woods for making a bowdrill set
  • have carved your own bowdrill set that you can take away
  • understand about correct stance and bowing technique required to create an ember
  • know how prepare a tinder bundle and nuture your ember into flame

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