Fire & Knife Workshop, with Tim Smith August 14th


Last month Tim Smith taught workshop participants how to make rope and build a pack frame with various fibers foraged in typical northeast forest or backyard. This month Tim is back to share more exciting self-reliance skills focused on how to properly handle, use and care for a knife, as well as natural fire building and how to make a rocket stove.

Tim Smith is the founding director of Jack Mountain Bush Craft School, a bushcraft, survival, guide training, and wilderness expedition school established in 1999 on the Aroostook River in Masardis, Maine. Students can enjoy many wilderness programs exploring Northern Maine, for one day, two weeks, or a whole year. The school’s year long immersion program is the longest and most comprehensive bushcraft, survival, and guide training courses in North America. Find out more about Jack Mountain Bushcraft School at

All workshops are $15.00 for G.A.L.A. members or $35.00 for non-members. There is no additional materials cost for this workshop, but it is recommended to bring a hunting knife with a fixed blade. To learn the speculations of the knife and to purchase one (for $12.00) visit – knives.  Workshops are open to the public and typically run from 5:30-8:00pm.  Participant capacity varies for each topic so anyone interested should preregister by contacting G.A.L.A.’s AmeriCorps VISTA member, Emily Richey at 603-539-6460 or email This Fire & Knife workshop is the third workshop in a monthly “Self-Reliance Workshop Series” organized by Global Awareness Local Action and Jack Mountain Bushcraft School, and proudly hosted at the Barn at Moody Mountain Farm.

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