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Sun, 19 Jan


Private woodland near Great Hampden

Fire by friction - bow drill masterclass FULLY BOOKED

If you're curious about bow drill, or even tried it and got frustrated, I'll lead you to success.

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Fire by friction - bow drill masterclass FULLY BOOKED
Fire by friction - bow drill masterclass FULLY BOOKED

Time & Location

19 Jan 2020, 13:30 – 15:30

Private woodland near Great Hampden, HP27 0RT

About the event

Fire by friction - or fire by frustration as some people call it!

It is one of the primitive methods of making fire with very little materials, just a bootlace or piece of cord and a knife.

Bow drill, once achieved, is one of the most satisfying feelings around, as you blow a tinder bundle into flames after all your hard effort, it's sure to put a big grin on your face!

On this masterclass we'll cover the theory of bow drill as I believe it's much easiert to learn once you know exactly what it is you're trying to accomplosh, and why.

We'll practice with a pre-made set, and if we get time you'll have a go at making your own kit.

The time required varies with each student so your path to success might be short or long, but I'll be able to point out to you all the variables to think about and correct, from your stance and position to your wood selection and carving.

This course has a maximum of 3 students.

  • Parking is available on site
  • Equipment and materials will be provided (you can bring your own as wel if you like)
  • Sutable for beginner to intermediate
  • Free tea and coffee available all day

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