Articles tagged with: fire lighting

7 Jun 2012

Bathampton Scouts followed in the footsteps of their Chief Scout – Bear Grylls – famed for his survival and TV programmes.
The Scouts aged 10 ½ to 15 spent 4 evenings at www.hiddenwoods.co.uk on the outskirts of Bath, leaning how to make penny stoves using old cans and then boiling water on them to make their hot drinks. The Scouts learnt different types of fire lighting methods including a fire bow, flint and striker and how to make feather sticks and how fire is used for cooking, signalling, warmth and light.
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15 Apr 2012

Not a grizzly bear but their Chief Scout – Bear Grylls – famed for his survival and bushcraft TV programmes. Leaders from across Bath joined Explorer and Network Scouts aged 14-25 for a course on bushcraft with Steve and other experienced Instructors from www.hiddenwoods.co.uk on the outskirts of Bath. Skills included shelter building with natural materials and tarps. The different fire lighting techniques including a bow drill, flint and striker and the various types of tinder to use to light a fire. The various ways of collecting water and purifying it. …