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Greno Woods
Sheffield, England, S35 8RS
United Kingdom

07927871192

At Howl we specialise in journeying skills, the Bushcraft we practice and teach is that of the traveler. There is a wonderful simplicity that comes from taking a trip in the outdoors, a pragmatism gleaned from necessity. We draw from this experience in the field to teach a set of skills and knowledge based in expedience and realism, skills that actually get used while outdoors. We provide an insight into the Natural world, opening up a vast array of natural resources and knowledge to help you travel with less reliance on the contents of your rucksack: it’s what you carry in your mind that matters.

 

 We teach these practical skills in a friendly and open way, our hope being to enable you to make your adventures into the Great Outdoors memorable and enjoyable. We'll help you cultivate a positive attitude, a confidence in yourself, and a connection with the natural world through which you travel.

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

Wild Fire Day Course

Bushcraft Courses

Join us at either our 450 acre woodland venue in the north of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, or our 12 acre private woodland site just west of Wakefield. Our canopied basecamp and a wood fire ensure our clients keep dry and are supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits.

All of our sessions are run with a maximum of 8 people, that way we can maintain a low presence in the forest in order to experience Nature up close. The small group sizes also ensure a high level of interaction with the instructor, we'll get plenty of one to one tuition through the workshops to develop your skills at your own pace.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, we're very open and there's no obligations.

Wild Fire Day Course

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Wild Fire Day Course

from 85.00

In this session I’ll give you all the tuition you need to be successful in making wildfire from natural materials. This one day course is a detailed experience of hands on work enabling you to make fire from scratch this way in the wild.

The Bow Drill Technique is probably the most widely utilised of the friction fire lighting methods in modern times, it is certainly a powerful skill to have in your repertoire. However simply learning to use pre-made, carefully stored kits in order to make fire is only a very small part of this skill. To truly appreciate this method of creating fire in the wild we need to go deeper.

Sunday 25th February 2018 Saturday 3rd November 2018

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WHAT’S COVERED:

  • Making your own Bow Drill Kit to take home
  • We'll take you through the entire process of making a bow and drill including:
  • Tree Identification: Looking at key trees for the purpose & how to find them
  • Material selection: Once you can identify the tree you need we can look at selecting the ideal woods to make our bow drills from
  • Tinder: Preparation is key in bushcraft, and having the materials prepared to take your working bow drill kit to a warming fire means have all the resources ready before you start bowing.
  • Where to look for resources
  • How to take resources from nature responsibly 
  • Safe and efficient knife use to removing material quickly
  • Fine knife skills for crafting and carving

The intricate technique of getting fire from the bow drill

The majority of the day then is dedicated to learning the skill of using a bow drill kit properly. So that you end your day with us equipped with all the tools you need to not only make fire in this way, but also to problem solve for yourself as you practice this skill at home.

 

 

 

 

DETAILS:

  • Dates: Sunday 25th February 2018       Saturday 3rd November 2018
  • 9.30am-5pm 
  • Option to stay in the woods overnight on the Saturday £5 per person (the fee can be paid on the day). Please enquire for more information
  • Pre-booking only
  • £85 per person
  • Run in a beautiful 450 acre ancient woodland in north Sheffield. We'll send you exact directions with the booking pack.