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Learn how to start a fire in the wild at Saturday workshop

By From page A3 | April 12, 2013

Tune up your survival skills! Come to a workshop Saturday at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve west of Woodland to learn how to get a fire going without a lighter or matches.

Participants will learn how to start a fire by friction using a modified bow drill technique and how to start a fire with a sparker. They’ll also have the opportunity to make a spindle and tinder from locally gathered plants and learn two techniques for getting clean water in the wild.

The free workshop, led by Cache Creek Conservancy board member Rob Beggs, will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the preserve, 34199 County Road 20 west of Woodland.¬†Participants must be at least 12 years old, and are asked to bring a good carving knife with them. They’re also advised to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, and to bring drinking water.

Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited; call 530-661-1070 or email [email protected].

The preserve will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Visitors are invited to visit, walk the trails and enjoy a picnic lunch in the creekside habitat.

Enterprise staff

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