CLASSES

Thank you for your interest in learning with me! Below you will see all of the classes that I currently offer with the suggested times for a full class. I will gear the class toward the age and experience of the group. If you would like to learn any of these skills, please contact me to schedule a private class or contact your local library, museum, or nature center and tell them about me :)

FIRE

BUILDING FIRES IN THE RAIN

Hypothermic conditions, including rain, make starting fires an even harder task! Learn to build, start, and maintain fires in wet conditions. 2 hours.

HAND DRILL BASICS

This class will introduce you to a simple friction fire method called hand drill. A hand drill includes only a thin hearth board, and a long spindle from an herbaceous plant which is spun by rubbing your hands back and forth. 1 ½ hours.

BOW DRILL BASICS

The bow drill is made up of a spindle, hearth board, hand hold, and a fire bow. You will be shown the technique of starting a bow drill fire and have hands on practice with this tool. This ancient survival skill is a must-know for any outdoors enthusiast. 2 hours.

FIRE FROM FLINT AND STEEL

This class will teach you the methods of starting a flint and steel fire, making your own char cloth tinder, and building a successful fire! 1 ½ hours.

FIRE BUILDING

Come learn to safely build various types of wilderness fire structures and start them with modern survival tools! 3 hours.

FORAGE & FIRE

Combining a wild plant walk and a fire building sampler class. We will spend the first half of the class learning about seasonal wild plants. The second half will be spent learning and trying different fire starting techniques. 3 hours.

FIRE FROM THE LANDSCAPE

Finding yourself lost in the woods with no way to start a fire can mean the difference between life and death. Learning how to create fire from the landscape around you is a crucial survival skill! Equipped with just a knife, we will make a bow drill set and start a fire! 5 hours.

ADVANCED FIRE CHALLENGE

This class is for students who are proficient in fire making, have taken a fire class of mine in the past, or who feel they are a fire starting master! Your skills will be pushed hard by rain, wind, and time! Every student's fire building ability will be tested under pressure in a severe downpour, even if we have to create rain ;). 3 hours.

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