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The single biggest step forward in history by humans is the creation, curation and transportation of fire. Nothing comes close, except may be space travel, but we can't do that at Survival School. What we can do is to teach you how to light fires in wilderness, how to manage it and how to use it to its best effect. On this course you will learn about the history, terminology and technology of fire, which materials are best suited to tinders and fuels, and how to light fires using ancient, historical and contemporary methods. The course also examines how to make and use charcoal and ash and importantly examines 'leave no trace' as a standard procedure.
The course is designed so that you can light fires any time, any place and any how.
Please click here for Fire and Tinder Learning Outcomes
Outdoor clothing should be tough and comfortable. Wearing several thin layers is better than a few thick layers. A waterproof jacket and several sweatshirts underneath are sufficient. Jeans should not be worn, as they are slow to dry, clinging and cold. Natural colours or camouflage will give you a better chance of spotting wildlife. Walking boots are ideal, but wellies in wet weather and trainers in dry weather will suffice.
You will also need to bring food for the weekend (2 x breakfast, 1 x lunch and 2 x evening meals). You can cook over the camp fire, or you can bring your own stove. Hot water is provided as the kettle will be over the fire all through the course.
You will not be posted any instructions. Everything you need to attend the course is on this webpage and on the email that you will receive. If you require anything further, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we'll be glad to assist.
Feedback and Complaints
Any feedback from you course is always welcome. If you have a complaint it should first be raised with the instructor running the course. If you are still not happy, please contact us in writing at the address above. We will always strive to amend our courses for the best experience for all concerned.
If your certificate does not arrive with in 20 working days it is the responsibility of the learner to alert Survival School via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Certificates that are not handed out on the final day of the course are posted requiring a signature. A claim can only be made against Royal Mail with in 60 days of postage. Any replacement certificate will be charged at £35.
Our public liability insurance is with Zenith Insurance and the policy number is UK CCC 3002818.
Post Course Reading List
For a list of suggested reading material please click here: Recommended Reading