Building a fire the old-fashioned way. Courtesy photo
Have you ever wanted to feel the freedom and empowerment that comes with making fire from nature’s raw materials?
Now is your chance! Enroll in a Primitive Fire Making Workshop through UNM-Los Alamos Community Education.
In this one-day workshop, students wil learn:
- how to use basic hand tools safely for firemaking purposes;
- how to prepare an area for making a fire;
- how to select plants appropriate for making a fire;
- how to craft primitive fire making tools; and
- how to maintain, manage and transport a fire.
Students will receive seven hours of instruction, guidance, and opportunity to practice these new skills.
The class runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2. The course begins with a one hour session on the UNM–Los Alamos campus, Room 606.
Students will then carpool to a local outdoor site for the remaining time. Bring warm clothing and a sack lunch.
To register online, visit http://www.la.unm.edu/commed/