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Bushcraft Fire Skills

Sunday, 4 June '23   10am – 2pm EDT
Michigan Folk School Campus, 7734 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105
Fully booked


Starting a fire, without matches or a lighter, is a skill that has been passed on for generations and is essential when heading out in the wilderness. This course is designed to teach you essential fire-lighting skills in a safe and controlled manner, from understanding natural tinders to ignition methods using a lens, ferro rods and batteries. How to safely situate your fire, in such a way to minimize damage to the environment is covered, as well as how to put it out and leave no trace. The course is enriched with the history of fire-lighting and essential tips and tricks on how to store tinder and source it even in the wettest of conditions. We will even cover some basic field cookery ideas. Each method will be demonstrated and you will get plenty of time to try them yourself - this is very much a hands-on course! How each fire-lighting method relates to different survival ordeals you face, is an important element in our course. Experience this lost art of fire and rekindle this connection to our survivalist past.



Single W/Supply Fee


Michigan Folk School Campus
7734 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105