The Trueways Fire Lighting course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to light camp fires in the wilderness. Including all the principles that could help maintain life-saving fires the world over.
You will be provided with a quality Light My Fire Firesteel to use during the day, this is yours to keep.
This course is designed to teach you essential fire-lighting skills in a safe and controlled manner, from understanding natural tinders to fire by friction bow drills and hand drills.
The course will give you practical, hands on experience. Covering the following subjects :-
Dealing with burns outdoors
How to respect fire and treat it as a dangerous but neutral event
The Science of Fire
How fire moves, stays lit and ‘breathes’
How to get them lit and keep them lit
The fire triangle and how this relates to camp fires
How heat, fuel and oxygen work together to keep a fire going and how to spot which ones of these a fire is lacking
Smoke – how to increase or decrease it and how to make signals
Many ways to light a fire
Natural and synthetic tinders, sparks, embers, coals, flames, kindling and larger fuel
Fire by friction, bow drill and hand drill
Fire construction and types of wood
To take part in this day course you will not need to purchase expensive kit, please bring the follow
Waterproof jacket & trousers (Your clothing should be suitable for the time of year)
Gloves (Autumn/Winter Courses)
Hat (Autumn/Winter Courses)
Sun hat (Summer courses)
Sensible footwear (Walking Boots are ideal)
1 Litre drinking water bottle (Can be empty squash bottle)
Personal hygiene kit (wipes/toilet paper)
Pocket notebook & pencil
Please bring all of your kit contained in one rucksack.
Start and Finish Times
This courses starts at 9.30am and will typically finish around 4.30pm.
Although it is possible to reach some of our training locations by public transport, by the very nature of the courses taught there is some necessity for remoteness with regard to many sites. Therefore, for some sites a taxi may be required for the final leg of your journey if you are not traveling by road. For those travelling by road, all training locations offer parking in some form. All courses are camp based, don't worry this is not a boot camp, there are no long hikes or mountains to climb we want you to have fun and learn.