A Discovery of Fire

Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne
A Discovery of Fire
Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne
New Nazeing Road
EN10 6TD

Sunday, 02 June 2019
09:30 - 16:00

A Discovery of Fire

Fire is one of the most essential and basic requirements in survival and bushcraft, from signaling for rescue to cooking your favorite snacks and meals, the ability to light a fire is a key skill.

Join our specialist instructor and learn all about how to select and prepare a safe fire site, find tinder materials from natural and manmade sources, how to use a variety of cutting tools to prepare kindling and fuel before looking at a wide variety of lighting techniques and methods. We will look at fire safety and management and safely extinguishing your fire.

When it comes to lighting your fire we will start with using the most modern of lighting methods including how to use a mobile phone or digital camera to light a fire we will cover chemical, electrical, solar and percussive methods slowly moving back in time until we try the most primitive of fire lighting methods including traditional Flint and Steel and friction fire lighting using the bow drill.

This is a fun but intensive one day Workshop for any outdoor enthusiast and will give you a great insight into this most vital of outdoor skills.

Essential info

  • If you have a disability and would still like to take part, please ring in advance to discuss requirement

  • Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear

  • This workshop is aimed at people over the age of 12

  • There is parking available onsite but this is limited so please arrive early

Getting here

By train: the nearest train station is Broxbourne (5 minute walk) on the London Liverpool Street line.

By bus: routes 310, 311, C3
By car: For sat navs please use: EN10 6TD

From the A10 take the Broxbourne exit. At the roundabout take the first exit sign posted Broxbourne. Follow this road over all the mini roundabouts until you reach the T junction traffic lights in Broxbourne. At these lights turn right. Follow this road, passing the train station on the left and Broxbourne Riverside on your right. Just past the entrance to Broxbourne Riverside you’ll find the entrance to the campsite in the wooded tree line on the left. When arriving at the site with your car please park in the car park that is a short walk away from the main camping area.



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