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College Outdoors

Fire Starting with Bow-Drills

Date: 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST January 23, 2021 Location: Sequoia Building

  • Two people lean over a campfire and blow air onto it

Sequoia Building

Learn how to start a fire without matches or a lighter using a handmade bow-drill! This skill is a lot of fun and will build your outdoor skills. Even if you never use this skill in an emergency, knowing how to build a fire without matches will improve your ability to make a fire any time. (Any time there is no fire ban, that is – we don’t need more wildfires!)

This is the perfect opportunity to take a break and get outdoors with your “pod mates, or connect with other students and engage with nature in a creative way.

No Experience Necessary! This will be a fun way to enjoy the sunshine with your “pod,” or sign up on your own to meet new people!

Covid-19 Mitigation:

  • Consider signing up with your “pod” mates
  • Masks and 6ft distancing required
  • Groups capped at 10 people (including leaders)

Meeting Place:
Sequoia building yard on south campus. Look for the “College Outdoors” sign.

Need Accommodations?
Please email This trip lends itself well to a variety of accessibility accommodations, including mobility accommodations. 

Registration for this event begins on January 16, 2021.