What You'll Do
In the wilderness, fire building is a crucial skill, necessary for basic needs like warmth, food, and water purification. With wilderness expert and North Brooklyn Boat Club founding member Jens Rasmussen, you'll learn the quickest, most efficient ways to build crackling fires before delving into other outdoor skills, such as knife-craft, making char cloth, and building emergency signal whistles. As the afternoon rolls on, you'll help Jens cook a simple yet delicious campsite meal over your open flame before dining al fresco.
Build a Fire
Follow along with Jens as he demonstrates time-tested ways to start and build fires in the wilderness
Learn Other Survival Techniques
Watch as Jens demonstrates how to sharpen a knife, make char cloth, and make emergency whistles from found objects
Cook a Campfire Dinner
Use your fire to prepare a simple, delicious meal
Each event is capped at 4 participants; each event requires a minimum of 2 participants in order to take place.
An avid canoeist and kayaker, Jens Rasmussen is a founding member of the North Brooklyn Boat Club, a community of canoers, boaters, environmentalists, and more dedicated to enabling human-powered boating on the Northern waterways of Brooklyn. In his off-hours, Jens spends much of his time exploring the remote shores of the East River and Newton Creek. When on dry land, he sharpens his urban-foraging and wilderness-survival skills.
Where You'll Meet
Tours begin under the yellow sign at the NBBC Boatyard Look for the white rope letters NBBC.