Fire-craft is arguably the most important survival skill that one can master. Fire is a means of purifying water, cooking food, making tools and providing shelter by providing heat and driving preadators away. It is also a morale booser; who dosen't like sitting around a campfire? Sadly though, many have difficulty in starting and maintaining a fire.
In this course students will receive training on fire safety and what a fire needs to start and be sustainable. Students learn different fire lays and how to start a fire using modern, improvised and primitive methods. Training includes the identification and use of natural tinder and the creation of home-made tinder. Additionally, students learn techniques to make fires under adverse conditions.
This course is for two-days and two-nights. Students are welcome to camp on Friday night prior to the course. Meals are NOT provided. Latrines are available. No bathing facilities available. Instructors have time flexibility based on the ability of the group but generally speaking; classes should begin around 8 a.m. and finish around 6 p.m. Saturday and begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.