Saturday and Sunday, February 24th and 25th
INSTRUCTOR: Rob Miller
The ability to create fire, using nothing but the materials Nature provides, is incredibly powerful, empowering and,yes, magical. It touches something deep in our bones. In this class, you will learn how to make friction fire using a bow drill. With guidance you with then go out into the woods and make your own bow drill kit. On a deeper level, friction fire is a metaphor for our inner flames and vision. What does it take to tend our creative, generative fires and keep them burning brightly for ourselves, our community and the world? We’ll explore this together as we learn the ancient, worldwide art of making fire by friction.
LOCATION: Aprovecho Meeting Hall
TUITION: Early Bird (Registered/Paid by January 24th) $200; After January 24th, $250; Last Minute (after February 10th) $285
MATERIALS: Participants should bring either a clasp knife with a locking blade or a sheath knife.
ABOUT ROB: Rob Miller is the lead guide, program designer, and director of Cascadia Quest – a local non-profit that provides wilderness rites of passage and other educational and growth activities. He is a wilderness guide, ceremonialist, wildcrafter, council leader, loving parent, and fun-loving instigator of radical and sustainable earth-based culture change. He is a joyful and ethical commercial wild harvester of medicinal herbs and wild mushrooms. For the past two decades he has been living and teaching variety of survival and primitive skills, focusing on them as a tool for personal and ecospirtual maturation.
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