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NEXT CLASS - DECEMBER 2-3, 2023

Kelso at GABC got skills!

Do not miss this opportunity to take this course. Kelso's ability to break down the steps and process of the artform of aircraft us amazing. It doesn't matter if you're a senior or a small child getting exposed to the outdoors and a new skillset. Kelso's ability to break down instruction to every student is remarkable. It's not just an educational event, it's fun! You meet many people and families with diverse backgrounds with different skill levels all wanting to partake. Don't miss out!

Paul H.

Feb 09, 2022

Great Class!!

From the smallest spark to a blazing fire- this class covered everything including preparation, gathering materials and multiple methods of fire making.

If you want to learn fire making don't miss the next bushcraft Kelso's class on fire craft.đź‘Ť

Frankie L.

Jun 27, 2022

I made FIRE!!!

Kelso is a great guy who has a wealth of knowledge and the patience of a Saint. He is dedicated to teaching what he loves and his personality is contagious. I enjoyed taking this course with my kids and look forward to taking more.

Chris D.

Feb 10, 2022

Fire Craft Workshop

Original price $200.00 - Original price $200.00
Original price
$200.00
$200.00 - $200.00
Current price $200.00

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:

All students must read, agree, and sign our 2023 Liability Waiver prior to arriving on site.

Course Schedule

FRIDAY

Students are welcome to arrive as early as 5PM and camp.

SATURDAY 

8AM: Class Begins. Instruction will continue at a moderate pace until noon. We will break for a 30-60min lunch break depending on class pace. This is a relaxed class environment. Restroom & snack breaks are taken at your leisure.

Class typically breaks for the day around 5-6PM. Unstructured instruction usually continues around the campfire throughout the evening. This allows for additional questions to be presented or more time to complete projects from earlier in the day.

SUNDAY

8AM: Class Begins. We pick back up the next morning and continue until 11AM.

11A-12PM: Class Recap This is additional time for questions or time to finish up weekend projects with instructors present.

12PM Class is completed.

DUE TO INSURANCE PURPOSES, WE DO NOT ALLOW CAMPING ON-SITE AFTER THE CLASS IS COMPLETED.

Course Gear List

REQUIRED ITEMS:

  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Food & Water

HIGHLY SUGGESTED ITEMS:

  • Leather Work Gloves
  • Knife with 90Âş Spine
  • Folding SawMultitool
  • General Camping Essentials
  • Tent / Hammock / Tarp
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Camp Chair
  • Paper & Pen
  • Head Light & Extra Batteries
  • Snacks
Additional Course Information

Be sure to check out to FAQ Section on our site HERE.

Primitive camping on-site is included with this class but not required. The class will be conducted at our Basecamp which is a short walk from the parking area. The Restroom (Porta potty) is located about 100 yards from the class area. Food and drinks are not included! We have additional Mountain House Meals available for sale in our Outpost. Potable water is available on the property.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE:

Our Address: 1150 Carruth Rd Watkinsville, GA 30677

SEE MAP

Look for the signs directing you to the second driveway on your right next to the large barn and blue dumpster. Pull in past the Welcome Sign and park at the entrance of the trail straight ahead.

Grab your gear and follow the signs to Basecamp located about 200 yards down the main trail beyond the red gate. This is where the majority of class instruction will be throughout the weekend.

Set up camp anywhere to the right (west) side of the main trail surrounding Basecamp. We suggest setting up further away from the main fire pit if you prefer to not hear possible late night fireside conversations.

Fire Craft Workshop

(15 Students Max) 2 Days & 1 Night

Lead Instructor: Kelso Moore

Firecraft is the art of creating and sustaining a fire for the purposes of survival or daily use. This craft is one of the oldest human skills that is quickly disappearing in our society today. Less than a century ago, starting a fire was a daily task.

During this hands on 2-day course you will learn several forms of Fire Craft including primitive friction fire techniques, charring natural and man-made materials, solar reflectivity, sourcing local natural materials and so much more!

This Class Will Cover:

  • Primitive Methods like Bow Drill, Hand Drill, and Flint & Steel
  • Proper Ferro Rod Techniques
  • Home Made Tinder Options
  • Solar Reflectors
  • Charring Natural & Man-Made Materials
  • Finding Natural Fire Starting Materials
Fire Starting Methods

Learn dozens of fire starting methods from primitive friction fire methods like Bow Drill to Ferro Rod and Solar Reflectors.

Nature

You'll learn how to find and identify different types of natural tinder sources.

One on One

During this 2-day course you will learn along side a dedicated and experienced instructor.

When You Don't Have A Lighter

HAND DRILL METHOD

BOW DRILL METHOD

FLINT & STEEL METHOD

LEARN ALONG SIDE AN EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR

Learn Natural & Crafted Tinder Sources

SELECTING NATURAL MATERIALS

PROCESSING TINDER

CRAFT YOUR OWN

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