We then set everyone a fire challenge, where they had 15 minutes to gather materials and light a fire using only flint and steel to light their fire. We finished off by doing some flint knapping. Here's a few pictures from the day.
Phil Maxwell Lighting cat tail seed with his firesteel (Fero rod)
Chris Tweed kindly brought along a Lawson hammock for us to look at.
Chris and Cheryl putting the Hammock up
Paul and Chris discussing the merits of the Lawson system in comparison to the Hennessy and DD hammocks
Paul relaxing in the Lawson Hammock
Davy Kennedy's Demo fish hook
Neil blowing wind dried grass to flame
Fire going. Notice the carefully graded sequence to the fire lighting materials
Smoke gets in your eyes!. It sure does here anyway, with the smoke seeming to only go into Phil's face!
Materials graded, Phil sets about coaxing the fire to life.
Davy's fire getting established
Cheryl using a dry flower head as her tinder. It worked extremely well.
Davy contemplating the shape of the ladle he want's to carve!!