Past Meetup

Fire by Friction, Fire by Steel (part 2)

Hosted by Greater Denver Urban Homesteading Group

Public group

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The light of fire has dazzled mankind for centuries. This three part class illuminates our minds on the basics of fire making; starting with rubbing sticks together and progressing towards shearing sparks off of steel. Creating fire from what you can find around you in nature is a life changing and gratifying skill that can wow onlookers and can even save lives.
It is this skill that made White Fang comment,
"They were creatures of mastery, possessing all manner of unknown and impossible potencies, overlords of the alive and the not alive, -- making obey that which moved, imparting movement to that which did not move, and making life, sun-colored and biting life, to grow out of dead moss and wood. They were fire-makers! They were gods!"

Come to all three or just one or two and enjoy learning and perfecting the ancient art of fire. Each class can be taken as a stand alone class or coupled together for an entire fire-craft course.

Tuesdays, April 15, 22, 29; 6:00 -7:30p.m.
April 15-Bow Drill, April 22-Plow, Hand and Pump and cont. Bow Drill, April 29-Flint and Steel, and Fire Piston.

Ages 10 yrs- Adult.: $10/class or $25 for all three

Majestic View Nature Center
7030 Garrison St., Arvada, CO[masked]

Must pre-register by phone.