MATTHEW BRUMMETT – FIRE CRAFTING
Saturday October 12 , 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Unleash the adventurer in you and learn about one of the four elements that has shaped civilizations, fire. Spend the day with Matt Brummett learning several techniques of how fire has been created throughout human history, from the Stone Age to present.
Matt will lead participants through some of the more “exotic” techniques of fire crafting. Participants will make and learn how to use a hand drill fire-byfriction set, fostering a greater awareness of how our ancestors once made fire. In addition, demonstrations of the fire saw, strap-drill, flint and steel kit, metal match and Fresnel lenses are also covered. Time is allotted to practice these different techniques with supplied fire sets.
Most importantly, participants will develop an understanding of the all powerful tinder bundle, the fire triangle, the tetrahedron of fire and fire safety.
To learn more about Matt visit http://mattbrummett.com
ABOUT MATTHEW BRUMMETT
Matt Brummett has logged more than 2000 field days in backcountry settings in ecosystems as diverse as Alaska, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, Newfoundland, the coasts of North America, Minnesota, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.
In the years of 1990 to 1993 Matt spent time in New Jersey learning from Tom Brown of the Tracker school, he attended all of the courses offered at the time and was volunteer staff on several courses for the school.
Matt was introduced to Cody Lundin in 1993 and in the spring of 1994 he took Cody’s Prescott College Aboriginal Living Skills course (ALSS). Matt’s training with Cody included studies such as animal tracking, primitive traps and primitive hunting technologies. Matt co-instructed with Cody on a number of occasions including museum presentations in primitive technology, national primitive skills gatherings, various primitive skill demonstrations throughout the state of Arizona and for the Yavapai Indian Tribes Youth Program.
In 2000 he received a Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Experiential Education with a focus in Wholistic Healing from Prescott College. During this time Matt compiled and composed a wild edible and medicinal plant booklet for Cody’s ALSS course and is presently still used as part of the curriculum for the Arizona Combo Special course.
Matt engaged his degree and primitive skills by spending 7 years in northern Minnesota working for Thistledew Camp, a wilderness therapy program for youth through the Department of Corrections.
Matt has numerous training’s and certifications such as Wilderness First Responder, PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics), Restorative Justice circle training, Verbal Judo, learning styles, Fire Safety, group facilitation, Gang Awareness and many more.
Dual Survivor Cody Lundin likes him:
To Whom It May Concern,
I have known Matt Brummett since 1993. In the spring of 1994 Matt took my Prescott College Aboriginal Living Skills course (a month long version of my Aboriginal Living Skills School (ALSS) Ultimate Abo). In 1995 he was the teaching assistant for the same college course. Matt’s training with me also included several college level independent studies such as animal tracking, primitive traps and primitive hunting technologies. Matt also co-instructed with me on a number of occasions including museum presentations in primitive technology, national primitive skills gatherings, various primitive skill demonstrations throughout the state of Arizona and for the Yavapai Indian Tribes Youth Program.
In 2000, Matt compiled a wild edible and medicinal plant booklet for ALSS for his Prescott College senior project. The booklet covered the main plants for three biotic regions; Sonoran desert, Pinion/Juniper woodland and Spruce/Fir forest. It’s still used as part of the ALSS curriculum for the Arizona Combo Special course. At this point in time, Matt is instructing his own primitive skills courses for my school.
Due to Matt’s lengthy field experience – with me and with other outdoor programs – his passion for the subject matter, and his knowledge of Southwestern terrain, I would highly recommend primitive living skills courses taught by him.
Founder, Director, Lead Instructor, ALSS, LLC
VENUE & SCHEDULE
All workshops held at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave in Santa Fe, NM. Call 505.819.3828 for more information.