Get practical experience building a fire in bad weather before you really need it.
We'll practice the best, most reliable methods for starting a fire in a survival situation.
Learn what fire starter's to carry and how to use them.
Practice several methods of modern fire starting and gain field practice finding the right natural materials to make that lifesaving fire.
This is just one of the methods we'll be practicing: a metal match with magnesium shavings in a cottonwood tinder nest.
It's a 5000 degree survival potpourri!
Using a Bush Knife safely is a skill that goes along with fire making. We'll talk about the best traits of a bush knife and safe, efficient use. And you'll get hands on practice and learn some of the most important knife skills.
We'll have a large tarp to work under and it will be probably be windy, rainy, and cold so bring warm clothes. It's also pretty sandy so a zip-lock bag for your cell phone may be a good idea.
Be careful about using GPS. It usually leads people past the Lewis & Clark parking lot.
We'll meet in the Lewis and Clark parking lot at 10:00 am then do a quick shuttle down to the Sandy River.