Friction Fire: Strap Drill
January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Learn the ancient friction fire method of the Strap Drill which is a technique used by three or more people to create fire by friction. From materials selection to proper technique(s) and troubleshooting you will increase you skill level with this friction fire technique. If time permits we will progress to practicing a variation of the Strap Drill known as Arctic Strap Drill which is a technique used by the Inuit peoples of the arctic region to make fire in snowy conditions. We will get into materials selection and demonstrate and practice several techniques for creating a coal with arctic strap drill.
While the ultimate goal will be to get your kit completely from the local environment, we find it most constructive to work each students “edge” to achieve the most progress in each persons learning journey. If this is your first attempt at friction fire we may focus more on the technique and less on procuring every part of it from the land. If you have made several fires before we will help you try out new materials and refine your technique. Whatever your experience level, making fire is always fun so we hope to see you around the campfire soon.
Time: 10am – 3pm
Limit: 12 Students