How did a homo sapiens protect himself from winter frost back in the Paleolithic age? How did he take care of his hearth, figuratively and literarily speaking? First of all - he learned to kindle a fire. Today a match or a lighter is all you need, but back then, playing with fire was a much more serious business!
In the history of mankind, since prehistory up to modern times, fire played an imminent role as a source of light and heat. Our ancestors first learned to keep a fire burning, then mastered the skill of kindling it, which enabled them to use the fire everyday to their advantage, for instance for preparing hot meals and fending of wild beasts.
At the mini-workshop, you’ll learn how to start a fire using old methods, which took more time then modern ones. You will be taught to use a bow-drill, a flint and a firesteel.
Tuesday, Thursday 12:00-15:00