The Art of Making Fire
Take a few minutes while visiting this historic site and learn a unique
historic skill by trying an "Anytime Activity." You will
have fun and learn something new! (Note: these activities are not available
on days when special events are held).
Fire in the Bones
Simple survival required fire. Historic journals and archaeology tell
us that the men and women of the forts kept warm in winter, cooked
their food, tanned their hides and forged metal all without the convenience
of modern items like lighters, matches and electronic ignitions. They
made fire the hard way using friction, flint, steel and lenses. Do
you think you could survive?
Try your hand at this "Anytime Activity."
Last reviewed/revised: February 28, 2017