11 SEPTEMBER 2022' PRACTICAL FIRE STARTING & MAINTENANCE ( 9am-5pm SUNDAY)
KEEPERS Level #1 Legend of fire & trail of learning
Practical Fire Skills (Starting and Maintenance)
LENGTH : 8 HOURS
TIMINGS: 9 am - 5 pm
We start with the wisdom & respect of fire beginning with the teachings of
"THE LEGEND OF FIRE "... Followed by instruction related to: containing fire, fine tinders, different kinds of fuels and woods, collecting materials, preparing for fire, and other related skills.
This course is designed for persons new to spending time in the bush or seasoned campers, hikers or hunters looking to hone and improve their fire starting and fire maintenance skills. Ignition sources for this course are open flame (lighters and matches) and sparks (magnesium flint and steel).
SENIOR FIRE INSTRUCTOR
Mike Paquette ( Age 67 )
(Owner and operator of "Come walk with me adventures")
PARTNER & NETWORK AFFILIATE for " Keepers of the Wild "
Author of the book "Fire : My Trail of Learning" , 35+yrs of primitive fire starting , 13 yrs. as a search and rescue coordinator and life long bush person.
ASSISTANT FIRE INSTRUCTOR
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 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!