A workshop that will light your spark of curiosity. It consists of two parts. In part one we explain the science of fire, the chemical process, and some theory. In part two we teach the many ways of how to make fire using natural elements such as flint, birch, pine, fungus and others.
An instructor will show different ways of how to make fire, use of natural materials and building and maintaining a campfire. You will get to practice with the firesteel and tinder we find in nature. Like most things, it looks easier than done. There are several kinds of campfires and ways to build them, each with their specific purpose. The principles of making fire with the fire bow, plow, handdril, viking steel, silex and fungus, and other ways will be explained but not practiced. That’s for advanced courses
Making fire keeps you warm in 3 ways. Collecting wood, making the fire, and the fire itself. A fire is not only important for its practical use. It socially bonds you with other people and it gives a great feeling if you made a fire all by yourself.
Then you get to try a few of these ways yourself. Let’s see if you can get a fire going… the primitive way.