Ouch! Not hands in fire - more like hands under fire as while holding a nest of fuel we add our breath to a fragile coal and breathe it into flame! Participants will learn true emergency methods of starting fires. We will start with modern techniques and then slowly go back to beyond. Even the lighting of a match can be difficult for some people so we will start with these and as comfort levels increase we will then set them aside and really begin to explore. Batteries - Ferrocerium Rods - Rock and Steel, these will be used for our next stages of fire starting and then finally Fire By Friction. We will be starting fires with the materials that nature provides.
Fire By Friction should be considered more of an art form than something to rely on in an emergency but once it is learned - confidence will surely grow. Join us for a Sunday of fun and excitement. EXPERIENCE FEEDS THE FLAME!
Please bring a sharp knife - preferably one that locks in place or one that is permanently open. A small personal survival kit which also contains first-aid gear are welcome items to bring. They are especially handy when one carries that "sharp knife."
This Meet Up is scheduled to end sometime between 3 PM and 4 PM
This event is accessible by TTC via several routes. The location is a few blocks north of Sheppard Ave. W. on Bathurst St. at the bottom of the hill on the east side and just before the traffic lights for Sherman Campus. If you refer to the attached map we are at the Hinder Property. Look for a Canada Flag which sits on top of a tall flag pole - this marks the entrance way. We will also have a red and black Meet Up sign posted. You can only enter the driveway while traveling north bound due to the centre medium. Enter and travel slowly because of the steep curb and narrow winding asphalt. The parking is on the first and only left side just before the pillars which block the road.
Hope to see you there,