Monday, January 24, 2010 - Oxbow Hosts Survivalist Training/Fire Building Jan. 29From primitive times to modern day, fire building has been an essential skill for anyone who ventures into the woods. See a demonstration of the ways our ancestors built fires, and practice modern day tricks from survivalist extraordinaire Hank Fannin at the Oxbow Eco-Center on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 1 - 5 p.m.
Participants will learn how to find the proper tinder and kindling to start a "one match" fire using popular methods with several different fire starters. Fannin will share fire starting methods used by experts, and show how to make your own instant fire starter and the art of using a fire steel.
In addition, Fannin will demonstrate the use of flint and steel, making char cloth, and using friction fire and a bow drill. If time permits he'll also demonstrate rescue signaling techniques using signal mirrors, whistles and signal panels.
The cost of the workshop is $30 per person. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Call 772-785-5833 or e-mail email@example.com to register.
For more information contact the Oxbow Eco-Center at 772-785-5833 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Oxbow Eco-Center is a St. Lucie County Environmental Learning Center located at 5400 N.E. St. James Drive in Port St. Lucie.