This thirty day challenge is proving a bit of a challenge all right. Not for the activities but for just sorting the pictures. The kids are having a ball though.
Tonight I needed to finish building a Gibbet crane (more on this in a later post) and I needed a fire to test the crane out. So instead of cracking on with it myself I got the kids involved.
First up we headed out to the wood pile and got a load of small twigs and small logs. Once collected Finlay and Catherine sorted them into different sizes by the firepit.
To light the fire we got a couple of firesteels out, had a little practice and then sparked up some char cloth.
The char cloth was popped into some hay and within a minute they had it well lit.
I got all my pictures of my crane sorted but the kids wanted the important stuff – marshmallows – could not disagree with them
Quite happy to do this one tonight as I needed to light the fire but it was a nice change to get the kids involved in the fire making this time.
2 Replies to “30 Days of Wildness – Day 3 – Fire Lighting”
George, well done as the kids are the future of what we do mate, without passing our knowledge onto them we are wasting our time learning anything.
Cheers Tom. We are having fun – them and me 🙂