Immerse yourself in the world of friction fire making with this full day hands on workshop.

This workshop will focus on learning the techniques and materials needed to successfully achieve fire by both the bow drill and hand drill method, and will touch on flint and steel and ferro rod fire making. We will spend the first part of the day observing our instructor, Brian Harnas aka @chattanoogabushcraft, demonstrate effective bow drill and hand drill friction fire technique and then try our hand on fire kits that he’s already made. We will spend the second part of the day foraging through the woods gathering proper materials for our own fire kits and tinder bundles and then craft them into suitable fire making kits using axes and knives.

Who’s this class for? Anyone who’s always wanted to learn what it takes to make fire from friction. This class will be an introduction and immersion and is suitable for beginner to intermediate fire builders.

What to bring? All necessary tools will be provided but feel free to bring your favorite axe and/or knife to use to craft your fire kit. Tea, coffee and water will be provided but definitely bring your own hearty lunch and snacks. You’ll need plenty of calories throughout the day as this is very physical activity.  

Location: Leah and Joel’s home/botanical sanctuary. 1826 New Hope Rd Joelton Tn 37080 (around 25 minutes from High Garden)

Date/Time: Sunday October 6th from 9:30am to 4:30pm

Cost: $60  

High Garden is only hosting this class and is not teaching or taking payment for this workshop. All payments should be sent directly to Brian Harnas via PayPal. Contact Brian at to sign up for this class and receive further instruction on payment and class updates.

Class is limited to 12 people and is pre pay only.

Cancellation Policy:

Full refund is available until one week before date of workshop. If less than a week before workshop, refund will only be given if space is able to be filled and this is not guaranteed. Three day or less before workshop and no refund will be given as this is not enough time to try and fill the space.