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Wilderness Survival Skills - Fire Lighting

DofE Bushcraft Residentials






Central to survival fire lighting is one of the oldest skills known to mankind; fire warms, dries, makes water safe, cooks food, lifts morale.

Learn several different ways to generate a flame without using matches including with flint and steel. Find out about collecting, preparing and using a range of tinders to get the flame going. Learn ways of getting the fire going in wet conditions.
Learn how to build the flame up into a fire you can cook over and how to manage the fire from start to finish to minimise its impact on the surroundings.

The activity leader, Bruce, is qualified through the Institute for Outdoor Learning to teach bushcrafts to groups and has been involved in bushcrafts and teaching woodland skills for more than thirty years.

  • Booking Essential: Ring 01388 529154 or email to check place availability before booking on-line.
  • Wild North Discovery Website

Event details

When is the event?

Sunday 27 August 2017

What time is it on?


Who is this for?

16+ (parental consent required for under 18s)

How much?

15 per person

Where to meet?

Hamsterley Information Point

What to wear?

Wear clothes you would do the garden in including waterproofs, strong footwear and bring midge repellent.

Do I need to book?

Booking is essential through Wild North Discovery - see above.

Dogs Allowed:


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