Week 9 Outdoor Pursuits 110

Posted: May 31, 2020

This week you will be focusing on building a fire.  NOTE:  The current burn ban has been lifted BUT you must only have fires from 8pm until 8am.  Any other times require a burn permit from the Department of Natural Resources.   Tasks #1-3 can be done at any time but tasks #4/5 need to be done after 8pm.  The end goal is create a PowerPoint (or Google Slides) Presentation OR a summary video of the tasks below.

TASK #1:  Read the following article on ‘How to Build a Roaring Campfire’.


TASK #2:  Gather your 3 essential materials [Tinder, Kindling, Fuel Wood] and take pictures of each.

Fire Essentials...

1)  Tinder:  Old Man's Beard, Birch Bark, Twigs

2)  Kindling:  Small Branches, Wood Shavings, Cedar Strips

3)  Fuel Wood:  Dead Wood...DRY not Green!


TASK #3:  Prepare the lay of your fire [Teepee, Lean-to, Log Cabin] and take picture before ignition.

TASK #4:  Ignite your fire…be sure to start video and record until fuel wood ignites.

*** Challenge – use fire steel [I have these at school if you want to borrow] as opposed to a match/lighter

Check it out…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6diTROxK7I

TASK #5:  PUT OUT YOUR FIRE… take picture to show that it is out!

Check out Mr. MacKinnon (Uncle Paulie) as he demonstrates how to use a bow drill to create fire!

-          Bow Drill Setup… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmmkBGywTwQ

-          Components… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8KD3axkvVs

-          Prepare a hearth board…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILMXWSyuKHE

-          Ember… https://youtu.be/G6igQgct9Vk

-          Tips… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFRF1jLhYGE

Submission:  Email the PowerPoint/Google Slides/Summary Video to Ashley.Hallihan@nbed.nb.ca.