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Fire Masterclass

An Advanced Fire Lighting Course

LOCATION

Aberfeldy

PLACES

14

2024 DATES

18 May or

18 August

PRICE

£99

This one-day masterclass focusses on fire as the most fundamental of all outdoors skills.  For our ancestors, the gift of fire made living in hostile wilderness environments possible and in many cases even comfortable.  

 

As outdoors’ people, even today being able to create, manage and travel with fire is as fundamental to us as it was to our stone age ancestors.

 

Fire gives us heat, light, makes our food and water safe, helps us make tools and weapons, boosts our morale and gives us by-products such as smoke and charcoal which can be used to make glues, medicines and art as well as preserve meat, fish and skins for clothing.  There really is a lifetime of bushcraft to be had in the study fire alone.   

 

Having fire at your fingertips in all environments and in all weathers can be learned and this course aims to bring together all the essentials of fire into one intensive masterclass.  Distilling a lifetime of firelighting and management experience from the wettest jungles to the arctic tundra, your instructor will ensure that you leave with a detailed understanding of fire and how to make it, use it, and own it every time.

Bushcraft Fire Lighting Course Syllabus Includes:

  • Fire theory – science of fire and the right conditions 

  • Poor fires – why fires fail

  • Wood choice – species, moisture and condition

  • How to light a fire anywhere in the world

  • Fire ignition techniques – percussion, solar, chemical, electrical and friction

  • Bow-drill method of fire by friction intensive

  • Fire management and fire lays for cooking, heating and signaling

  • Leave no trace and how not to start a forest fire

Using feather sticks to light a fire on our advanced fire lighting course

Fire Course Details

LOCATION

Aberfeldy

PLACES

14

2024 DATES

18 May or

18 August

PRICE

£99

This course is run from a spectacular ancient oak wood nestled by the banks of the River Tay close to Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire, Scotland.  The site is quiet and secluded with great camping spots and opportunities to swim in the river.  The wood is full of wildlife and we are truly privileged to be able to run our courses from this special site.  

Full joining instructions will be sent out in advance of the course.

   

This site is easily accessible from the A9 and we are only 1.5hrs from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.  We are well served by train too, with a station at Dunkeld.  We offer a complimentary train pick up service from Dunkeld station for up to 4 clients per course on a first come-first serve basis. There is also a bus service from Dunkeld train station which stops right at the meeting point in Grandtully village.

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