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Greno Woods
Sheffield, England, S35 8RS
United Kingdom

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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 our extensive woodland venue of over a thousand acres in the north of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. 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.

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Sunday 10th February 2019

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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.

What I’ve created here with our WildFire Course is something special, a true backwoods experience. The course is run across a large expanse of our 1000 acre venue, exploring different micro-environments to look for resources where they naturally occur. In short I’ve set this skill in the natural world from which it organically evolves, you’ll produce fire from the resources you find and through the craft of your hand. The entire day is nomadic, as such you’ll need to come prepared with a small rucksack to carry your kit (you won’t need much more than a coat, something to drink and a packed lunch). We’ve done away with the standard ‘base-camp’ most bushcraft courses are run from, setting you up as the pilgrim in the wilds searching for the uniquely human ability: Fire.

Jamie Dakota - Chief Instructor

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 10th February 2019

  • 9.30am-5pm

  • Pre-booking only

  • Due the involved nature of this course, we don't feel its suitable to under 16 year olds (please ask if you have any questions)

  • Under 18's must be accompanied by a participating adult

  • £85 per person

  • Run in a beautiful Vast Woodland in north Sheffield. We'll send you exact directions with the booking pack.