Fire by Friction Day
Learn to Make and Use a Bow Drill Set in a Day
Fire by friction is one of the most satisfying fire lighting methods, yet one of the most frustrating to learn!
On this course you get a full day to really get to grips with bow-drill.
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.
Here are some of the key skills you will learn:
To identify suitable trees and woods for making a bow drill set
Some basic carving techniques with knife, saw and baton
To carve your own bow drill set that you can take away
About correct stance and bowing technique required to create an ember
To prepare a tinder bundle and nurture your ember into flame
Price: £80 per person
Locations: Sussex, or Scottish Highlands
Duration: 1 day 09.00 - 17:00
Group size: usually 5 - 12 people
Facilities: Group tarp, drinking water, hot drinks
What to bring: course-specific kit list