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Practical Primitive Fire Starting

Hands on primitive sparked based and friction based fire starting

  • 150 Canadian dollars
  • Bush area north of Capreol

Service Description

Practical Primitive Fire Starting This course is designed for those persons with an interest in primitive skills or those that want to add another option to their fire starting tool kit in the event that modern fire starting options are disabled or unavailable(ie. wet matches, lighter out of fuel, very strong winds). Students will be shown how to start spark based and friction based fires using primitive methods which are practical for the Northern Ontario environment. These methods include magnesium flint and steel, knife and stone(high carbon steel knife or striker and stone found in the area), and the traditional bow and drill method. The students will be hands on and guided though each method of fire starting. Students are cautioned not to rely solely on these methods while spending time in the bush as this could be life threatening if conditions or materials are not ideal. Participants meet at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Center Lot (5085 Reg. Rd.80, Hanmer, Ont.) near the northwest entrance for 09:00am on the morning of the event. Instructor -Mike Paquette - author of "Fire: My Trail of Learning" -35+ yrs. of primitive fire starting - 13 years as a search and rescue coordinator - Life long bush person.

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Greater Sudbury, ON, Canada

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