MAKING FIRE WITHOUT MATCHES        

 

      Joseph Jude Brien circa 2017

Can you start a camp fire WITHOUT using matches? Several methods are  demonstrated and practiced, including bow drill, flint and steel, fire piston and metal match.


Learn how to find and prepare tinder, kindling and fuel.


This activity can be presented three ways:


  1. 1.As an ongoing demonstration with audience participation. Perfect for a fair or festival.


  1. 2.As a hands-on workshop in which participants experience various methods of producing a small flame without using matches. Great for groups with limited time (Scouts, after-school programs). 1-2 HOURS


  1. 3.As a hands-on workshop in which participants fashion bow-drill firesets to take home, so they can practice and master this life - saving skill. 3-5 HOURS


Fire safety and adult supervision are stressed in all classes.

Fire is respected as a TOOL to be worked with.

WORKSHOP TITLE:

FRICTION FIRE MAKING


PARTICIPANTS:

AGES 8 AND UP

(YOUNGER KIDS OK W/ PARENT)


CAPACITY:

TWELVE STUDENTS


LENGTH OF WORKSHOP:

TWO TO FIVE HOURS


REQUIREMENTS:

ONE ADULT ASSISTANT IS HELPFUL


PROVIDED BY LOST ART:

EXPERT INSTRUCTION, ALL TOOLS AND MATERIALS FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND/OR FOR THE FABRICATION OF BOW DRILL FIRE SETS


FEES:

$ 250.00 - $500.00 +



 

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