Fire by Friction Day – 18th May 2024
18th May 2024
Learn how to light a fire with primitive technology
This one-day event is a great opportunity to gain some real insight and confidence in the fascinating subject of fire lighting. Tremendously satisfying for both beginners and experienced bushcraft practitioners alike, want to learn the skill of making fire with nothing but sticks!
During the day you will:
- Explore different techniques for creating fire by friction – bow drill and hand drill methods
- Gain an understanding about the materials and preparation that are required for each set
- Be expertly guided through each step of the way until you get success after success
About the instructor
Dave Watson has devoted his life to using his bushcraft skills to help develop, train and mentor people from all walks of life. He spent ten years working for outdoor activity centres, before setting up Woodland Survival Crafts in 1995.
Dave’s ability to light fire with both bow drill and hand drill has become something of his trademark. But perhaps more importantly is how he trains others to confidently do the same.
Dave’s fire lighting skills have been demonstrated at a number of prestigious events such as the annual May Bank Holiday ‘Woodland Wonders’ event at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and the Royal Norfolk Show.
Dave has also appeared on television on Carlton TV’s ‘Heart of the Country’ and ‘Countryfile’ 2010.