Fire lighting has allowed man to reach the level of society we have today. Correctly used, it can provide fantastic learning situations and become, as one child told me the other day, ‘nature’s T.V’. Once students have mastered cotton wool, move on to find natural tinder, such as birch bark, to enhance their experiences.
Complete Kelly Kettle Kit
We are talking the ultimate 1.6L kettle with all the accessories you could EVER wish for.
Looking to extend your participants with fire lighting? Or even your own skills! Be aware that this will take some work (so a medium, achievable task).
FAB FIRE BOWL
Built to endure and the perfect size for a small fire in a setting. This is a heavy object, so not something to transport to and from the site.
Muurikka Griddle Pan
This wonderful griddle pan from Finland is a staple in Scandinavian gardens, offering cooking over an open fire on a larger scale. Treat the pan like cast iron, baking vegetable oil in to produce a dark patina (non stick) and provide long life.
DIGITAL WOOD WATER METER
Wood contains water. If you are looking for the best wood for a fire, you need wood that has less than 20% water content. This tool will instantly tell you the % water content of any stick or log. Use this to sort wood in your setting and help create success around the fire pit.
FSC APPROVED FIRELIGHTERS
Eco friendly, naturally based fire lighters approved by the Forest Stewardship Council. If your fire needs a little help to get going, but you don't want to use petrol based firelighters then these are a wonderful, albeit more expensive, alternative. They are also safe to handle as they ar made from vegetable fats.
FRIENDLY FIRE PIT
At 870mm diameter this fire pit is perfect for use in a Forest School setting where a permanent Fire Pit area is not an option.
BUY BULK MARSHMALLOWS
Buy them in bulk and never be without a bag, simple as that. Not Halal approved.
JUST A FIRE BLANKET
Ensure that you have one of these next to your fire pit at all times.
KOOL KELLY KETTLE
Simply the fastest way to boil water and a fun way to use fire. This is not the more expensive version with pans and cups. but this is really all you need! The base is perfect for fire lighting without a fire pit.
EASY GRIP FIRE STEEL
Having tried a number of brands and materials, we prefer the wooden handle and quality blade of this peeler. The handle is also thinner than some, perfect for smaller hands needing good grip when whittling.
Fuss Free Cotton Wool
A big bag of fluffy tinder to use when fire lighting. It is always worth buying a few bags as they are cheap, perfect for the job and easy to store.