Location and Date TBA
Directions emailed upon RSVP
$80 drop-in fee

Join Earthroots instructor Shane Brown for a day of learning techniques on how to make a friction fire, cook over the fire and gather materials to make your own fire kit.

Fire is one of the essential tools for survival in the wilderness, as well for daily life. As humans, we use fire for cooking, heating homes, making ceramics and anything metal or plastic, and much more. The byproducts of a wood fire (charcoal and ashes) have many uses on their own, from soil amendment to making soap and charcoal pencils. In this class you will get to harvest natural materials to make your own “fire kit”, practice ancient techniques of making fire by friction (rubbing sticks together), and practice using fire for cooking with no modern cookware. Fire is something that brings us together as humans. Come add your spark to the fire, and learn old skills that you can still use today. 

Ancestral Arts Series

$ 415.00
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Total $415.00

8 and up, children 8-15 are welcome with a guardian

$80 per person
Children ages 8-15 must be registered and have a registered adult participating alongside them to attend.

Camping Options 
DIY camping onsite may be available for an additional $10 per person Saturday night. If you would like to camp the night before, please rsvp in advance – [email protected].

Limited space, 10 participants max


Please email one Medical and Release Form per participant to [email protected] at least one week before the event. Participants must RSVP at least one week in advance. Limited spaces are available. Please review Earthroots registration policies before registering for classes or workshops.

This class is part of the Ancestral Arts Series, check out what is happening next month!

Instructor Profile

Shane Brown

Tracker, craftsman, educator, and caretaker of Big Oak Canyon property. Shane also teaches ancestral arts, leads volunteer days at Big Oak Canyon, and teaches Spanish Immersion in Nature at Earthroots Field School. He is dedicated to learning and sharing the skills that it takes to be a human living in deep connection to other living things