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Sat, Sep 23



Friction Fire Campout

Join us for a weekend where you will learn how to identify trees and plants used for friction fires, carve your own bow drill or hand drill kit, and birth a coal

Friction Fire Campout

Where & When

Sep 23, 10:00 AM – Sep 24, 5:00 PM

Petersburg, Petersburg, NY 12138, USA


The BIPOC friction fire workshop is an overnight experience to learn and practice the art of fire birthing. The group will participate in a land walk to identify trees and other materials to make a bow drill kit. Participants will learn carving techniques and knife safety and begin carving their own bow drill or hand drill kit.  We will spend our second day together fine tuning our kits, learning about tinder and fire lays, and working on getting a coal. 

Bring enough food for lunch day #1, and for breakfast and lunch day #2. We will end our first day with a potluck dinner & all meals after that will be potluck style. 

This entire program is held outside. 

Accessibility: This workshop involves using knives, hatchets, and other tools. It involves a lot of crouching, bending, and physical exertion. It involves venturing off into the forest and the articulation that is a part of that.

This  workshop is open to all ages.

Sliding scale:

this program runs on a sliding scale $50-$350

If you are not BIPOC and would like to support this program and others like it please visit

No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds. Please contact





  • Sliding scale


    donation based sliding scale $50-350





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