Forest School CPD - Wet Weather Fires and Group Shelters



Don't let the weather get you down! Spend the day learning how to master fire lighting in any weather and how to deploy a group shelter quickly when you start to feel those spots of rain. This course will give forest school practitioners confidence in their ability to run sessions in adverse weather conditions, focusing on fire lighting and erecting large tarp shelters. Learn how to make dry kindling in wet environments and how to reduce smoke from fires in wet conditions. The afternoon will be spent looking at tarp shelters and how we can use them more effectively in a forest school setting. Enjoy meeting other likeminded people and lunch around the fire. Hot drinks and snacks provided, please bring a packed lunch or something to cook on the fire. We will be outdoors for the whole session so please wear clothes and footwear suitable for the weather.

What's included in the price?

Introduction to fire lighting and fire safety in a forest school setting How to effectively prepare and light fires in wet conditions How to reduce smoke from fires in wet conditions Campfire cooking tips and ideas Principles of group shelters and site selection 4 simple knots for erecting shelters Shelter building challenge How to make a quick deploy shelter kit


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Matt at Manor Wood

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Manor Wood is an ancient woodland near Grafham, Cambridgeshire. We offer hands on courses and education sessions. We create a setting for all ages to connect with the natural world while managing the woodland for wildlife. Come and join us for a day playing in the woods.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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Manor Wood, Grafham Road, Grafham, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE280BB