Friction Fire day

Join us at a Secret Woodland in Kent for this brilliant day! BaseCamp is located deep within a stunning woodland and feels like you are a million miles from civilisation.
We will drive you through the Woodland in the Land Rover to Basecamp, which is a large Canopy situated in a clearing in the trees.
Protected from the elements under the canopy, you will learn how to start a fire using friction techniques.

This is slightly different from our Firelighting Skills day, and this focuses more on the friction techniques that create fire, such as the Bow Drill in the image.

We have teamed up with Craig who is a leading Survival & Bushcraft Instructor to create this fantastic event. Craig has many years of experience of running various outdoor courses and leading expeditions abroad.

Craig will teach you everything you need to know about sourcing and making the components you need for a successful bow drill set, help you cut and carve the set to the right dimensions, work on your body position and technique to help you produce an ember and show you how to source various tinders so you can transfer your ember into flame.
If you are a complete beginner we even have well-seasoned pre-made bow drill sets that will help you achieve your first ember.

This is a fantastic day for anyone who likes spending time outdoors, whether you're into nature, Bushcraft, or you just want to try something a little different, you will love this!

Bring a packed lunch, or there will be a fire going if you wish to bring food to cook over it. Tea & Coffee is provided.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Return transport in our Land Rover to the Secret Woodland, a full days activities, Tea & Coffee.

(If you would like to drive yourself and meet us there, please get in contact. Price for this is £65)

PICKUP POINT: Depart 08:00 North Greenwich Underground Station. (Please arrive by 07:45 latest.)

We will then drive to the Secret Woodand Location, near Ashford, Kent.
09:30 - FUN BEGINS!

16:30 End of the day, depart for the return trip to North Greenwich.
18:00 Arrive back at North Greenwich.

Please note, times may vary depending on traffic.
Bring a Packed Lunch & Snacks. You're welcome to cook food over the fire if you wish.
Wear suitable, warm clothing & waterproofs if required.
There is a compost toilet on site.
No experience necessary, this is a fun day for all!
Please advise us of any medical conditions you think we may need to be aware of.

Please read our refund policy below. This day out incurs costs that I have to pay upfront, which I am unable to get back if you need to cancel last minute.


Fire By Friction Day

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Refund Policy.

FULL Refund if cancelled  7 or more days prior.

50% Refund if Cancelled between 6-2 days Prior.

No Refund if cancelled less than 48hours notice.