Cost: Register ahead of time to pay $20/members and $25/non-members per class. Drop-ins pay $30 per class and are welcome if there is space. Regular club members will receive a discounted price if attending multiple sessions. Please visit our website to register and pay on-line.
The Art of Fire is a three part series designed to offer a step by step approach that will culminate in fully primitive friction fire. The first class is in March and the followup classes are in April and May. Our focus in March lays the foundation of modern fire making methods. It provides the fundamentals to mover deeper into semi primitive and primitive fire making skills in future classes. We will explore various fire lays such as the A frame and tipi structure and then we will move onto tinder bundles, harvesting from various sources such as cedar, poplar, cattail, dandelion, grasses, and more. Lastly, we will learn the best ways to light our tinder bundles and fire lays with various modern tools such as matches, magnesium and steel, ferro rods, and many others. Each class in this series may be registered separately but attendance in all classes in the series is encouraged to progress through all of the levels.
Instructor: Al Whitted