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Sat, Jan 25


Loring Memorial Park

Matchless Firestarting (FREE!)

Learn to make a roaring campfire by rubbing a few sticks together - no matches required.

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Matchless Firestarting (FREE!)
Matchless Firestarting (FREE!)

Time & Location

Jan 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Loring Memorial Park, 449-455 Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME 04101, USA


About the event

Early or pre-humans have been controlling fire for as long as 1.7 million years – before humanity evolved, beginning 300,000 years ago. Fire is a result of impact, compression, solar energy or friction. Ancient fire-making methods include the hand drill, bow drill, pump drill, fire plow, fire saw, fire thong, and sparks caught from striking rocks. Bow drills have been used by humans around the world for thousands of years.

Learn how to make and practice using a complete matchless-firestarting bow-drill kit - bow, spindle, handhold, and fireboard - using a variety of locally-sourced materials and a piece of cordage. Slightly more difficult in winter! We'll also cover other basic emergency survival skills.

Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are always available for all paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.


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