Survival Fire Workshop
The Cottonwood Institute is excited to present a one-day Survival Fire Workshop for adventurous adults that want to hone their survival skills and practice a variety of fire making techniques. During this course you will participate in an interactive survival scenario, learn about survival priorities, tips, strategies, and techniques, practice fire building techniques, 1-match fires, striker and cotton ball fires, friction fire, bow drill fires, and you will learn how to make a survival kit. This day will be action packed, so get ready to learn how to make a survival fire that could save your life!
To register for this course, please go to and click the Register For A Course Today! link or call us at 303.447.1076.
COURSE ITINERARY: Meet at Chautauqua Park in Boulder at 8:00am Check/issue gear Load gear and carpool to base camp location Review safety issues Hike to our base camp location Survival scenario, debrief the scenario, go over survival priorities Principles of fire building Positive impact fires Natural tinder 1-match fires Striker and cotton ball fires Lunch Friction fire Rescue methods and techniques Survival kits Break down fire pit and base camp Complete course by 5:00pm
NUTS AND BOLTS: Age: 18 or older unless accompanied by an adult. Location: Near Ward, Colorado Date: Saturday, May 23, 2009 Course Code: SF-1 Price: $100. Please Note: This price does not include airfare to and from Colorado, airport shuttles, hotel lodging, or transportation to base camp location. Lunch is included. Difficulty: Be prepared to work hard practicing survival skills at altitude. The Cottonwood Institute encourages folks to work at their own pace to make the course as mild or as wild as they would like, even if it is slow and steady! Average Temperatures: High 70ºF / Low 40ºF. Be prepared for any kind of weather in the mountains of Colorado. Course Text: Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival, by Mors Kochanski.

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