UNM-LA Offers Primitive Fire Making Class

Building a fire the old-fashioned way. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

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/

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