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Flint and Steel Kit - £11 inc mainland UK P+P
These kits come with a forged carbon steel striker that is approximately 8.5cm long with textured sides to make it easy to grip without slipping and a curved face to reduce the chance of the bottom edge catching during striking. Also supplied with a lump of flint and charcloth all contained in a woven drawstring bag. These steels are forged in-house by the Survival School Bristol team and the high carbon steel means they throw great sparks.
Bow Drill Fire by Friction Kit - £18 inc mainland UK P+P
These bow drill kits are made using the best quality materials available that are then fully seasoned and tested before dispatch. Includes everything you need to learn the technique and achieve fire by friction.
With each kit you get:
1 x Ash bow and high wearing starter cord (if you supply us with your arm length we will cut and finish the bow to the length you need.
1 x Holly bearing block (round or half round)
1 x Hazel drill
1 x Base/hearth board (either hazel, lime, or tree ivy)
1 x Set of full step by step instructions and trouble shooting guide.
Fire By Friction Materials
Base Boards x 3 - £11 inc mainland UK P+P - Choose a selection of 3 boards from Hazel, Lime or Tree Ivy. Fully seasoned and planked to approximately 25mm thick.
Clematis Base Boards x 3 - £6 inc mainland UK P+P - Approximately 10mm thick, cut for use with hand drill, fully seasoned.
Hazel Drills x 2 - £6 inc mainland UK P+P - Straight, fully seasoned and ready to use, approximately 34cm long and 20-25mm diameter
Engine Starter Cord - £2 inc mainland UK P+P - 1 metre long, high heat and abrasion resistance for long life.
Matt was an excellent instructor who led the group well throughout the day with consideration to the pace of the learning and what we actually did. He is a very personable sort of guy who quickly established a warm rapport with us and without doubt was extremely knowledgable about his subject which he taught with confidence and passion. He even had to contend with a biblical style downpour right in the middle of the day! He took it all in his stride and continued to motivate and interest us with a wide scope of topics that I had given him for the group to get stuck into. I will definitely recommend him to others and will try and organise another day with him later in the year.