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Primitive Fire Starting


Primitive Fire Starting

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Primitive Fire Starting


Primitive Fire Starting

Being able to start a fire without matches or a lighter is an extremely useful skill. Using the firebox method, or flint & steel is not difficult, but it will take patience, consistency and the know how to properly start a fire. The 2 hour workshop will give a basic understanding of all the aspects involved with making a fire. This backcountry skill is one of the most useful techniques a camper can learn and will give the confidence for someone to start a fire even in the most difficult conditions.

 
 

 

Areas that are covered:
 

  • Covering the basic principles of fire methods using friction and going through them step by step in a safe environment so they’re easily understood.
  • Selecting the best ingredients will determine success or failure at making a fire. Understanding the elements required (i.e. kindling, firewood, etc.) and being prepared to use them at the appropriate time,  is just as important as creating the ember.
  • Using friction and motion to produce an ember is not simple and practicing is the best way to perfect the technique.
  • Being efficient and prepared will turn that ember into flame.
     

Additional skills:
 

  • Acceptable tinder
  • Different fuel selections
  • Building and using tinder boxes/charred cloth
  • knowing where to find natural replacements for a “flint”

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

$30.00 per person

including HST
 

Dates are Flexible
Minimum 4 people

 
 
 
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Intro to Backcountry Canoe & Camping


 

 

Intro to Backcountry Canoe & Camping

Intro to Backcountry Canoe & Camping


 

 

Intro to Backcountry Canoe & Camping

Our most popular workshop will teach anyone canoe tripping skills to help start planning their own multi-day adventure. We cover every aspect of canoe tripping in Canada. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Gear purchases (From what type of gear to where to get it from)
  • Route planning
  • Planning and preparing meals (Dehydrating food and organizing meals day to day)
  • What camp stoves are appropriate for trip and how to use them
  • Water purification systems
  • How to properly pitch a tent
  • Picking a campsite
  • How to set up a Tarp

     
 
 

 
 

$35.00 per person

including HST
 

Dates are Flexible
Minimum 4 people

 
 
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Make your own Canoe Paddle


Make your own Canoe Paddle

Make your own Canoe Paddle


Make your own Canoe Paddle

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There is nothing like a hand made wooden paddle in your hands. When making your own paddle, not only will you learn new skills, but will achieve great satisfaction knowing you crafted it yourself. The smell of the wood and the feel of the grain on your hands makes it the perfect tool for your next canoe adventure. 

Our instructors have years of experience and are paddlers them selves. They will lead and instruct you through what will be a valuable experience. Anyone who is interested in canoeing will enjoy this course. 

When you arrive at our private wood shop, our instructor will have all the tools and pre cut paddle blanks for you to choose from. They will be with you every step of the way from choosing the style of paddle to what type of varnish to use for the perfect finish. 


 

 

What is included:

 

  • All the tools you will need
  • The wood paddle blank
  • Instructor
 
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$150.00 per person

including HST 

Dates are Flexible
Minimum 5 people

(bring your own material & save $50)