Last weekend I was turning at Linacre woodland festival near Chesterfield. It is a lovely small local event in nice woodland alongside the reservoir. There are some excellent craftspeople demonstrating and we stay on site and have a nice evening round the camp fire….sometimes work can be very pleasurable indeed. It is a family friendly event with story telling for kids of all ages.
Dave Watson who runs bushcraft courses in Derbyshire. He is particularly good at demystifying firelighting techniques and making it easy instead of hard work. Here he is using a hand drill, not easy but he got an ember in little over a minute and quickly blew it into fire.