Neil Remfrey Foote - Outdoor Activity Author


Neil Foote Runs Backcountry Survival based near Aviemore, providing tailored courses and packages in wilderness survival techniques and the art of Bushcraft.


Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Latest: Fire by Friction - Bushcraft Skills Added 14th Mar 2011

Dow drill blowing tinder bundle Fire by Friction Buskcraft skills


If you were to ask a member of the public ways to start a fire in the wilderness, 9 times out of 10 they’ll reply with something along the lines of “rub two sticks together”. This is indeed the most basic form of fire creation, short of collecting fire from pyroclastic flows or harnessing fire from lightening strikes. What the majority of folk don’t understand is that these two sticks need to be of the correct type of wood (usually two used in conjunction) and must be... Read more