Folk Camp

2017 Friction Fire



Making fire is one of the oldest and most important of human skills leading to the development of culture and a respect for nature and that which is sacred. We will work with simple materials and tools to assemble the components of a bow drill kit and then use it to practice the techniques necessary to generate fire by friction. Success is not guaranteed but the attempts will be challenging and fun!

Bob Pickering is a former Waldorf High School Science teacher, an experienced wilderness guide and a life-long practitioner of camp craft and primitive skills.

w. Bob Pickering