25 SEPTEMBER 2022' Practical Primitive Fire Skills 9am-5pm (SUNDAY)
Practical Primitive Fire Starting
KEEPERS Level #2 Legend of fire & trail of learning
Advanced Fire & Primitive Skills
LENGTH : 8 HOURS
TIMINGS: 9 am - 5 pm
Participants meet at the Tim Hortons in Capreol (29 Reg. Rd.84, Capreol) at 0900am.
This course is designed for those persons with an interest in primitive skills or those that want to add another option to their fire starting tool kit in the event that modern fire starting options are disabled or unavailable(ie. wet matches, lighter out of fuel, very strong winds).
Students will be shown how to start spark based and friction based fires using primitive methods which are practical for the Northern Ontario environment. These methods include magnesium flint and steel, knife and stone(high carbon steel knife or striker and stone found in the area), and the traditional bow and drill method. The students will be hands on and guided though each method of fire starting. Students are cautioned not to rely solely on these methods while spending time in the bush as this could be life threatening if conditions or materials are not ideal.
Mike Paquette -(Age 67)
author of "Fire: My Trail of Learning"
-35+ yrs. of primitive fire starting
- 13 years as a search and rescue coordinator
- Life long bush person.
Jason Paquette (Age 44 )
(Owner and operator of : Keepers of the Wild since 2016')
32 + years of bush skills & fire experience including: life long "bush person", youth as a scout, army cadet, Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR initial attack fire fighter), bush guide & skills instructor, 12 years in the Canadian Forces Infantry & MP/CFNIS OPS with various courses and qualifications related to operating outdoors and various climates.
Combined both have a combined wealth of knowledge of over 93 years relating to fire skills in various weather conditions and climates, including primitive fire skills knowledges with " IN THE REAL " life experiences.
AS WE LIKE TO SAY ALWAYS!!! THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE...
THE BEST TEACHER IS TO LEARN (IN THE REAL) .... YOU MUST LIVE IT!
COME WALK WITH US!
LET US SHARE OUR KNOWLEDGES & EXPERIENCES WITH YOU!
PLEASE be ready for any weather condition as we adventure regardless of rain or shine conditions. You should be physically capable of hiking for the day and able to walk off the trail for some parts of the adventure. Dress appropriately with proper pants, proper hiking boots ( NO flip flops of little shoes), jacket, gloves. Bring a minimal day pack for yourself to carry items you wish to carry on the adventure. We recommend camera, rain gear, change of socks, small bush knife, water, water container, bug repellant, sunscreen, snacks, lunch and anything else you may require.
PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION ARRANGED...
Participants meet at the Tim Hortons in Capreol (29 Reg. Rd.84, Capreol ) at 0845am.
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE NORTH OF CAPREOL OUTSIDE OF CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES about 15-20mins ride down MOOSE MOUNTAIN MINE RD. at IRONSIDE LAKE Rd.
Upon arrival participants check inn with our guide(s) and hand inn their signed release of liability & assumption of risk waiver and pay any outstanding balances.
Soon as we have everybody or latest departure 900 am we depart and head north of Capreol in caravan (following the Keepers of the Wild guide vehicle) to Iron side Lake Road.
AGAIN ! PLEASE BE ADVISED THERE IS NO CELLULAR PHONE SERVICE AT THIS LOCATION
Vehicles will be left parked on the side of the road or in a nearby pit and all participants will gather in a group upon arrival and the event will begin. At the end of the day participants will be free to make their way back to town the same way we used to go but on their own time.
Look forward to seeing you all their.
Get outdoors and come learn some skills!