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Friction firemaking and Campfire making – Family Fun Outdoors event
February 17 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm£10 – £45
Learn the ancient skill of making fire easily and safely and leave with the blissful confidence firemaking brings.
Friction firemaking with bow drill, flint and steel
In the morning session we will work with a bow drill and flint and steel to make fire by friction. Find out why this ancient practice is an important skill even in the modern day.
Make the perfect campfire
For the afternoon session, we’ll build a campfire! Learn how to make the perfect campfire depending on your needs — from warming yourself to preparing a drink to cooking food.
In both sessions, you’ll
- forage for fire materials
- learn which types of fuel are best
- how to deal with wet and windy conditions
- control fire safely
- learn how to Leave No Trace
We don’t just use our eyes and ears to learn the ancient skills or to experience the landscape, we immerse ourself in it and discover through tasting, feeling and smelling too – if you can. By enlisting all the power of your senses, you learn deeply and gain a profound connection with nature, the history of human fire making and thus your entire world.
What should I bring?
- Comfortable, warm layers of clothing that you don’t mind getting muddy or wet
- Waterproofs (optional)
- Lunch and drinks
We are based on the 1300 acre Bamff Estate, by Alyth in beautiful Perthshire. During and after your session, discover wild beaver dams, otters, roe deer and red squirrels.
By the end of the afternoon session you may hear the owls hooting and maybe even see the beavers!
Ideal for children 7 and up, though younger children are welcome (parents/guardians may need to give additional help)
Single ticket: £18/person per session or £30/person for full day
Family ticket: £25/session or £45/day (2 adults, with our without children)
This session is part of our Family Fun Outdoors event, taking place from 14-18 February 2018.