Fire Day

WildWoodlands Fire Day

This course is an in-depth look at both man-made and natural methods of lighting fires from matches to ferrocerium rods as well as friction fire lighting techniques such as bow and drill. We will teach you the skills, knowledge, and confidence to light and maintain a fire anywhere in any conditions.
Through the course of the day, we will guide you through the correct technique for using a wide range of ignition sources as well as useful hints and tips to guarantee success with each method.

We will look at sourcing the appropriate tinder and kindling utilising both man-made and natural resources as well as making feather sticks. We will then look at siting a fire with due regard to safety and environmental factors and the correct preparation of the fire site before guiding you through the process of building a fire and then maintaining it.

You will also be shown how to safely clear a fire away leaving no trace.

Following lunch, we will move on to lighting fires, where we will cover the correct use of matches, lighters and ferrocerium rods. For each, you will gain an understanding use and limitations, the range of tinder and kindling that can be used with each. You will have plenty of opportunity to practice with each of the methods as well as building and maintaining your own fire.

We will then move on to fire by friction and the bow and drill method, you will learn about the components and their importance and relation with each other. The various materials that can be used and preparation of each component.

We operate from our woodland venue with log furniture around the camp so do feel free to bring additional items for your comfort throughout the day and please see our kit list for additional advice and recommendations. We will provide a light lunch and there will be hot and cold drinks and a composting style toilet for your comfort.

  • Course Location: Cornwall
  • Course Time: 9:00 Saturday – 16:30 Saturday
  • Course Duration: 1 Day
  • Course Age: 14+ but under 18’s need to be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Course size: 10
  • Meals: Catered
  • Call Us: 07817 801618

Itinerary: Download (PDF)
Kit list: Click here