Wilderness Survival Class

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

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In a Nutshell

Mark Suter teaches students the hand-drill method of fire starting, which uses nothing but sticks and tinder

The Fine Print

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The Deal

  • $30 for one admission to a three-hour hand-drill fire-making class with Mark Suter 
  • Children are welcome to attend this event
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event will be held at Memorial Park.

Each event is capped at 40 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

Having the tools you’ll need in an emergency is great—but not needing them to begin with is even better. In his three-hour workshop, Wilderness Survival Instructor Mark Suter shrugs off matches and imparts students with the power to build a campfire using only what can be found in nature: just a few sticks and tinder.

  • Hand-Drill 101
    Suter will cover the basics of the hand-drill method, including the best woods to use and the best techniques to get flames leaping.

  • Learn to Make the Right Fire
    In addition to the basics, Suter will cover terrain- and landscape-specific variations, as well as tinder and structural options.

  • Build Your Own Kit
    Create a hand-drill fire-making kit that you can take home.

Your Host

Mark Suter Mark Suter
Wilderness Survival Instructor

Since childhood, Mark Suter has often found himself in the great outdoors—but fortunately that’s where he’s most comfortable. For more than two decades he’s studied primitive wilderness living with the Lipan Apache tribe of south Texas, bow making with expert Jim Hamm, and survivalist techniques while serving in the US Army. But Mark also has a degree in education from Texas A&M University, and that comes in handy when he’s teaching others about wilderness survival or writing books such as his self-published Edible Wild Plants of Texas (Non-woody Species).

Customer Reviews

301 Reviews
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