Primal Advanced Fire Skills

Building fires is an essential part of Bushcraft and Survival Training, giving warmth, protection, light and sustenance. In this hands-on course you'll learn how to build fires from scratch, with only your skills at hand.

Primal Advanced Fire Skills

  • DURATION
    One day
  • LOCATION
    Duncarron Medieval Fort
  • GROUP SIZE
    Up to 20 people
  • ACCOMMODATION
    N/A
  • ANNUAL LEAVE
    Weekend only
  • DIFFICULTY
    Intermediate

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About this course

Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and returned to the humans. He called some of the shivering people from their caves and showed them how to make fire; he showed them how to warm themselves by it and use it to cook their food. Men and women gathered around the fire and were warm and happy, and thankful to Prometheus for the wonderful gift which he had brought them.

Come along on our Prometheus skills course and learn the ancient fire skills of our ancestors:

1. Bow drill fire by friction.

2. Learn which materials are best for making the bow, the drill and hearth.

3. Make your own Bow drill set to take home.

4. Make your own Char cloth.

5. Learn Fire by Flint and Steel.

6. Use of different Tinders.

7. Lighting fires in wet conditions.

8. The principles of fire and uses in ancient times.

9. Different types of fire for different situations.

10. Different types of fire for cooking.

What you need to know

What's included

All fire making equipment.
All meals will be provided along with tasty hot beverages throughout the day.

What's not included

All equipment will be provided for this course.

Depending on weather, it's sensible to come in clothes suitable for possibly wet and muddy conditions.

Kit List

All equipment will be provided for this course.

Depending on weather, it's sensible to come in clothes suitable for possibly wet and muddy conditions.

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