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Man holding some burning leaves in his hands while boy watches.
Saturday, January 13, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
—Drop in
Discovery Woods
Free with admission

Did you know that our ancestors started fires just by rubbing two sticks together? Join primitive-skills expert, Tim “PrimiTim” Swanson, to learn and practice the ancient skill of fire-making.  He’ll show us different methods of producing a spark, from sticks to bow drills to flint. Then practice making a spark yourself and breathing that spark into a small flame.  All ages are welcome to participate at whatever level you are comfortable with and adult supervision is required.  

Tim “PrimiTim” Swanson has degrees in Adventure Education Leadership and Adventure Therapy and is a survival skills instructor with over 10 years of experience.  He works with all ages encouraging people to connect with the earth by learning and practicing ancient living skills.  Please visit his site at for more information.