Day 8: Processing Nettle Fiber! Plus Fire Making with “Bed, Pillow, Blanket & Fire Steel”

Today we’ll show you how to process stinging nettles into strong fiber, and in honor of a long forecast stretch of rain here, we’re going to keep spirits up by show you the Wolf College method of building fire, called the Bed, Pillow & Blanket” along with proper methods of using a Fire Steel to light it. 

Well end with the song “Weave” by Ken Lonnquist to remind us that the seasons will change for the better as we walk through this coronavirus crisis. Please consider a donation if you enjoy the video lesson and would like to help keep Wolf Camp administrative staff employed through springtime.

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Day 8 Processing Nettle Fiber & Fire Making: Bed, Pillow & Blanket as part of our “You Healthy? Go Outside!” Physical Distancing Evening Broadcast – Family Friendly Music & Earth Skills Activities with Kim & Chris Chisholm, Wolf Camp and the Conservation College at Blue Skye Farm.

Tomorrow we’ll introduce the bow drill method of lighting fire by friction, and Wednesday how to “carry fire” with a traditional “traveling match” plus the not-patented Wolf College method of magically bringing fire back to life when it’s down to a couple coals; hint: it’s how many wildfires are accidentally started.

Announcements & Reminders:

– Please Launch PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Drives for your local emergency hospitals, first responders, homeless service providers and other essential care givers!

– Going outside is the healthiest way to maintain happiness while social distancing, where virus concentrations dissipate in the fresh air and get killed by ultraviolet (UV) rays, and where the sun helps us produce Vitamin D which also keeps us happy and well. Gardening is also a great way to stay healthy, and if things get tough, one of the best ways to increase your food security.

Please consider a contribution if you benefited from this video, and help us keep Wolf Camp and the Conservation College at Blue Skye Farm going during this time when we can’t run spring workshops. We’re hoping to keep administrative staff employed in advance of the summer camp season.

Thanks, and please catch live broadcasts on the Wolf Camp facebook page or via the Wolf College youtube channel live stream if we’re within wifi range starting at 6:00 PM Pacific, or view it when we post it here at 7:00 PM, until the social distancing era end or June 14, 2020, whichever comes quickest:)

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