Bow Drill Fire, Burn Bowls and Rock Boiling

Chris Chisholm - Wolf Camp and the Wolf College
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Workshop Level: Beginner
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Workshop Description

Help kick-off the FAIR with Wolf College staff, plus friends from area tribes, to start "fire by friction" using the "bow drill" method common to cold climates up north. Then see how logs are burned and scraped to create tools as small as spoons or as large as canoes. Finally, use the Wolf College's "burn bowls" to "rock boil" water from artesian springs collected near the Puyallup Fairgrounds, to make Stone Soup like our ancestors used to.

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Speaker Bio

Chris Chisholm grew up in the North Woods of Minnesota, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1991, and founded Wolf Camp in 1996. It has grown into the Wolf College, now located less than a mile from the Puyallup Fairgrounds, where he teaches skills of the Neighborhood Naturalist, Traditional Herbalist, Wildlife Tracker, Survival Scout, Ancient Artisan, Honorable Hunter, Sustainable Citizen and Environmental Ed.

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