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Published on 04.03.20 in General & Fire Focus

Fire Focus: Firelighting

Light my Fire! Firelighting with Muddy Faces

March is still chilly so we're going to warm you up with a series of fire-focused newsletters.

We’re starting today with firelighting, then over the next few weeks we’ll look at campfire cooking, inks & dyes, and casting with pewter.

Check out our INSPIRATIONS - fire for a comprehensive guide to fire building & lighting, campfire cooking and fire-based activities.

We’d love to know what fire-related tips and ideas you have. Get in touch with Clare at Muddy Faces if you have something to share.


For one week only we're offering 10% off everything in the FIRE & COOKING section of our shop - simply use this code at checkout:


Discount offer ends midnight on Wednesday 11 March.


Our one stop shop has a diverse selection of practical, educational and inspiring products for all your forest school, outdoor play and learning requirements.

Dragons Sneeze

From: £17.59 exVAT

The perfect starter fire steel; one of our bestsellers and designed by us!

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Traditional Flint and Steel Set

From: £32.99 exVAT

This traditional flint and steel set provides everything that you need in order to light a fire. Choose from adult or junior-size goggles.

Buy now

Outdoor Hub:

The Outdoor Hub has a wealth of inspiring activities, events and information. Each section has been designed to encourage engagement in the outdoors, connection with nature and to help spark imaginative play and creativity.

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