Fire is essential to heat homes, cook food, manipulate natural materials, and give light to darkness. Anthropologists agree that the creation and use of fire is what separates us from all other species. We are still a fire-based society, though it looks different from the days of old. It takes planning, knowledge, wisdom, and experience to create fire and maintain it. It needs to be watched, nurtured, and fed.
Spend a day gaining new knowledge about one of the five basic elements -- FIRE. Fire has literally shaped the earth, and has propelled Homo sapiens to be one of the most successful species on earth. Learn the art of creating, maintaining and using fire. Learning the 40,000-year-old technique of hand-drill will instill a greater awareness and appreciation for how our ancestors once lived.
In this one-day Ro5 skills clinic you will learn the science of fire and how fire is used as a tool. Modern fire lighting techniques, ignition sources for your “Go Bag” preparing you for day hikes as well as longer expeditions. All things fire is emphasized with hands on experiences.
Join us to learn and practice skills about:
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Are you taking both skill clinics (fire and fiber)?
Do you need a place to stay? We have you covered!
TheRo5 Safari tent, night add on: $45
Night in your own tent add on: $20
Maximum number of participants: 12
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Arrive at Rule of Five base by 8:30 AM
Introductions and orientation
Training in Rule #2, FIRE until 5 PM
Our team members have diverse backgrounds and travel experiences that allow us to offer Rule of Five participants real world experiences and connections that they won’t find anywhere else.LEARN MORE
From initial booking and front office interactions, to the introductory dinner and field trainings, Rule of Five participants experience the highest-quality of service and amenities.LEARN MORE