The Art of the Bow Drill
Learn to Make Fire by Friction in this Wild Fire Making Masterclass
A hands-on, experiential, bushcraft fire making workshop
Dates tbc - Stanmer Park, Brighton
A master class dedicated to learning the art and magic of wild fire making.
Making a fire by rubbing tow sticks together is more than a fun project: it’s also the most reliable way to start a fire - and anyone can do it - once you know how.
Imagine you're lost in the woods on a camping trip. You have no matches or lighters and it’s getting dark. Using a bow drill - an ancient way of creating hot friction between two pieces of wood - you can make a fire with relatively easy-to-find materials.
In this masterclass, you'll learn to find and harvest the right materials, then make your own bow drill kit, and master the ancient techniques to use it to bring fire to life.
You'll also get more of an understanding of natural tinder, and if there's time, learn about different fire lays, and a test of your skills.
It's likely to be good weather, but even if it's a cold day we'll stay warm - there'll be a fire, hot drinks, and you'll be very active learning the techniques.
Led by bushcraft and nature connection expert Robert Fallon of Wild Nature.
The cost is £36.99, which includes the materials for your bow drill kit, and everything else you need to learn the art of wild fire making.
Suitable for beginners and those with experience.
(Numbers limited to 15 participants max, so book early to secure your spot. RSVP essential as we need to know numbers, thanks.)
It's being held in a great location inside Stanmer Park.
Book now to secure your place!
• Wear suitable clothing.
• Bring a fire steel if you have one.
• Tea and biscuits included, but do bring a hot drink and snacks if you would like.
• Suitable for adults and children age 13+