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Shelter and Fire Building

  • Boston Outdoor School 131 Walnut St Saugus United States (map)

Description:

Shelter and fire building are some of the skills our hunter gather ancestors used daily. These skills that were developed and honed through observation, awareness and a deep and intimate relationship with their surroundings, allowed them to live.

Fire Making Take Away’s:

By the end of the day, you will be able to name and identify the essential components of what is needed in order to build a fire successfully. You will learn how to use those components in order to start a fire successfully.  You will understand the basics of fire safety in regard to building, maintaining and dismantling. If time permits, you will have the opportunity to try and light a fire without using matches.

Shelter Building Take Away’s:

Participants will experience how to construct a shelter from what is found in the forest (leaves, branches, etc.). If time permits, participants will be exposed to how to make a shelter from discarded house hold items.

Instructor: Kent Jackson

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Kent has been a nature connection facilitator for over 20 years. He is the Founder and Owner of Earth Spirit Eco-Adventures. Earth Spirit Eco-Adventures is based in Saugus Massachusetts and provides experiences in nature that reconnect people young and old to the natural world.

Some of his experiences include working as a ropes course facilitator, a rock climbing instructor, a canoeing instructor and trip leader, a backpacking trip leader, a white water rafting guide, a nature connection mentor, and a wilderness living skills facilitator.

He currently works as the Director of Education at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in Boston, MA. Previously he has worked as the Outdoor Education/ Program Director at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston, MA; as the Leadership and Training Coordinator at the Appalachian Mountain Club in Boston, MA; and as the Green Industry Career Pathway Program Director at the Eagle Eye Institute in Somerville, MA. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Greenfield Community College’s Outdoor Leadership Program.

Details:

  • Age: 16+

  • Duration: 4 hours

  • Max Participants: 15

What to Bring:

  • Water

  • Snack

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug Spray

  • Clothes they do not mind getting dirty

  • Patience


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