Mastering Fire (including friction fire lighting)

Learn the most ancient and essential human skill; mastery of fire, in all conditions. 

You will learn all 7 methods of fire lighting, including in-depth tutorial and guidance on fire by friction, with friendly and practical guidance along the way.

Mastering Fire Overview

You will learn how to light a fire using all 7 possible methods, including an input on fire by friction and plenty of opportunity to try this, and the other 6 methods for yourself.

You will also be shown a range of fire lays and how to exist in harmony with your surroundings by leaving no trace. An essential course for all those who enjoy being in the outdoors, even if you only intend to use it on your next camping trip!

Taught in the relaxed environment of an expedition-style camp with tea and coffee on hand throughout the day, you can ask plenty of questions, receive tailored tips and guidance. 

The day runs 0930-1630 with a lunch break.  Please bring a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing.

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Course content: 

• 7 methods of fire lighting, including fire by friction
• Selection of tinder, kindling and main fuel
• Basic fire lays
• Fire from one match
• Fire management
• Leaving no trace

Conducted from an expedition-style teaching environment in a beautiful mixed broadleaf and coniferous woodland with an eco-friendly composting toilet.  The camp fire is under cover, and acts as a communal area with a hot kettle constantly on the fire, coffee, tea, biscuit tin and squash available all day.

Course venue

Bayford, Hertfordshire

Our Woodland camp is based in beautiful ancient broadleaf woodland of 45 acres. Part of the Broxbourne Woods complex, the Bayford location is close to rail and road connections, (only half an hour from the M25, and near the A10) but entirely secluded, uninterrupted by public footpaths and secure with no public access. 

Rich in traditional timber species such as Oak, Ash and Hornbeam, there is also a significant understorey of Birch, Hazel coppice, and plenty of wildlife who share the site including Badger and Deer.

Next dates available

Saturday 10th March 2018 
Saturday 9th June 2018


£90 per person. Over 18s only.

The day runs 0930-1630 with a lunch break. Please bring a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing.
Booking your place

Booking couldn't be simpler or safer, simply click the Buy Now button to pay via PayPal, or with a credit or debit card.  Please enter your chosen course date in the references field and you will receive an email confirming your booking, along with site directions and joining instructions.

1 Adult Place - £90
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2 Adult Places - £180
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Mastering Fire Day Gift Voucher
1 adult place - £90
Gift vouchers are also available to a specific value. Please contact us to order.
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