Zen of Fire: Build a Bow Drill

Saturday, April 9th, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM

Primitive fire is an act of meditation, perseverance, and gratitude. In this workshop you will learn one of the more technically advanced forms of ancient fire building: The Bow Drill. The Bow Drill consists of a bow, spindle, fireboard, palm rock, and some string. This is stage one. Stage two is blowing your coal into a flame using a “bird’s nest”. These items combined with the proper technique will result in fire every time (almost)!

In this four hour workshop we will cover:
-How to build nesting
-What local materials can be used to build bow drill
-Bow drill technique 

Additional skills may include: 
-Survival skills
-Making char-cloth
-Emergency signaling
You will leave this workshop with your very own bow-drill set that you can take home to impress your friends! 

Please Bring: 
Boots and warm socks
Beanie and gloves
Some sort of waterproof or snow pants
A wind shell with an insulating top
Light clothes in case you get too hot
2 Liters of water
Some snacks
Sharp knife—a straight edge is better but a locking pocket knife will work
Leather gloves

Where: Soda Creek Road, Idaho Springs
When: Saturday, April 9th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $30 dollars

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