Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Group
Friction by Fire is a partnered event provided by Ancestral Knowledge.
Come and explore the wonders of fire by friction and unleash the fire within.
While on this quest for fire, you will learn how to properly construct a bow drill kit, how to use the proper techniques, and how to coax your friction ember into a fire, experiencing friction fire magic just as your ancestors did. Proper material identification and selection, fire structures, and tinder collection will be an important part of your learning. Several other fire making techniques including, Hand drill, pump drill, and the fire saw will be demonstrated.
Integral to bow drill friction fire making is learning how make rope or cordage. This class will give basic cordage making instruction; including identifying the plants that contain the natural fibers.
By the end of the workshop you will have all the necessary skills to make a friction fire on your own, including your own bow drill kit made from natural materials, some collected and prepared by you.
The course is open to 16 and older. The class is located in Greenbelt, Maryland. Exact location will be provided after registration.
What to Bring
Lunch and snacks are on you... bring your favorites.
A fixed blade knife.
All needed course materials will be provided and we may gather friction fire materials during the course.
Register by 28 May.
$40 per person (MAPS Members Only). That's a $10 Discount off original price!
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Ancestral Knowledge is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization operated by a community of naturalists who specialize in native life skills. They use the earth and natural surroundings as a tool to teach wilderness survival and primitive living skills, activities, and philosophies. They can custom design their outdoor education presentations and programs to fit the needs of schools, community groups, families and individuals.
They combine two unique methods of teaching--Experiential Education (learning by doing) and Coyote Teaching (guiding, not giving)--allowing their participants to develop a way of thinking that increases problem solving and self-reliance skills.
The location will be provided upon registration for the class.
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