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
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.
Duration: 4 hours
Max Participants: 15
What to Bring:
Clothes they do not mind getting dirty