Take both workshops offered on Saturday for $200.00
Come learn to safely build various types of wilderness fire structures and start them with modern survival tools!
HAND DRILL BASICS & BOW DRILL BASICS
This class will introduce you to a simple friction fire method called hand drill. A hand drill includes only a thin hearth board, and a long spindle from an herbaceous plant which is spun by rubbing your hands back and forth. The bow drill is made up of a spindle, hearth board, hand hold, and a fire bow. You will be shown the technique of starting a bow drill fire and have hands on practice with this tool. This ancient survival skill is a must-know for any outdoors enthusiast.
Instructor: Tim “Primitim” Swanson
Tim has been involved with primitive skills for over 15 years. His teaching style accommodates any age due to his playful and light-hearted attitude along with an informative and in depth approach to the natural world. Tim has taught primitive skills all over the northeast including at Unity College, Bryant Pond 4H Camp, True North Wilderness Therapy Program, Belfast Community Outreach Program in Education, Wingate Wilderness Therapy, The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Nashua River Watershed Association, and Groton Wellness Holistic Healing Center. For more information on Tim’s work, visit his website at owleyeswilderness.com.