Awakening Fire Program Details

Thank you for registering for Awakening Fire: Fire by Friction with Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington. We are excited to meet you at Linne Doran, Wilderness Awareness School’s 40-acre campus.

This page contains information that you will need to prepare for this program. Please read it carefully. 

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact Wilderness Awareness School at (425) 788-1301 or [email protected]; our office hours are 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday. 

If you have any questions about registration, refunds, or transfers, please visit our Cancellation and Transfer Policy

We are looking forward to a fabulous course together learning the ancient art of friction fire!  

Nicole O’Byrne
Adult Program Manager

Samuel Bowman
Lead Instructor

Awakening Fire: Fire by Friction

When: Saturday February 17th; 9am-4pm 

Please arrive by 8:45am and be prepared to start at 9am.

Linne Doran is located about fifteen minutes outside of Duvall in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. You can find a map and driving directions here.

What to Expect: 
We will be spending significant time outside regardless of the weather. We encourage you to be prepared for all types of weather and bring several layers (to stay warm and dry) so that you can be comfortable throughout the class.

This program will require lots of focused energy to be able to create and use a friction fire kit. We will be spending significant time carving. Having a sharp, non-serrated knife is REQUIRED for this class. Err on the side of a smaller blade (~4” in length). A comfortable handle is a must. “Leatherman” style tools will not work.

The main focus of the day is to learn to carve and use bow drill kits out of materials we provide. Once bow drill kits are carved, you will work on form and technique to create a “coal” – an ember that will be transferred to a fluffy tinder bundle and blown into flames.

As this program is about unplugging, we will ask people to turn off their devices during class time.

Personal facilities for your use include several port-a-potties, along with drinkable water. 

No meals are provided with this program. Please bring a sack lunch and snacks. We do not have any way for you to refrigerate or heat your food, so please plan accordingly.

How to Get Here: Driving directions can be found here, or click here to find Linne Doran on Google Maps.

Health Precautions
We ask all participants to stay home if they have signs or symptoms of Covid-19. Please see the following Dept. of Health Guidelines for an updated list of symptoms. All students are asked to quarantine or isolate if they have symptoms or a Covid exposure per the most up-to-date state and county guidelines. Please note that masks may be required OR may be optional. We will send an update about current health and safety requirements 2 weeks before the start date.

Our Campus address:
20410 320th Ave NE
Duvall, WA 98019


Please bring the following items. This list is designed with your comfort and safety in mind and takes into account the variable weather possibilities during summer in Western Washington. 

  • 1-Liter water bottle
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Knife (sharp, full-tang, fixed blade). We will have great starter knives for sale through our registration system ($20 or $35 depending on style)
  • 10ft. of P-cord (parachute cord)
  • Clothing that can be worn outside, get dirty, etc. appropriate to the weather.
  • Appropriate footwear (closed-toe preferred)
  • Lunch and snacks

**Please note that all programs at our campus in Duvall have a combination of indoor and outdoor time. You will need clothing appropriate to the weather, clothing to be comfortable indoors, and ideally the ability to shift between the two with ease.

Wilderness Awareness School