Become a Master of Fire!

Imagine being able to start a fire ANYWHERE, under ANY CONDITION, using almost ANYTHING. You're one course away from mastering the most important survival skill!

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  • Fire more ways than you can imagine

    Jim Ausfahl

    Creek Stewart runs through an amazing array of ways to start a fire with an almost unimaginable array of different tools and tinders. He takes the time to l...

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    Creek Stewart runs through an amazing array of ways to start a fire with an almost unimaginable array of different tools and tinders. He takes the time to look at the science behind what is happening, and the simple, practical points to be able to succeed with each of the possible ways of starting a fire. This is an amazingly well done, essential course for any fat guy that finds himself in the woods--and for the rest of us, as well.

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  • Comprehensive and Complete!

    Johan McElroy

    Creek Stewart's "The Art Of Fire" is the most comprehensive and complete course you'll ever find on ways to make fire. From the very descriptive and easy to ...

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    Creek Stewart's "The Art Of Fire" is the most comprehensive and complete course you'll ever find on ways to make fire. From the very descriptive and easy to understand video's to all the resources he teaches and gives you anyone who practices and follows his directives will become a master fire builder in all types of conditions. I thoroughly enjoyed and still enjoy this very elaborate course.

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  • Great Knowledge

    T. L.

    I had no idea there are so many ways to start a fire! Great knowledge!

    I had no idea there are so many ways to start a fire! Great knowledge!

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  • Incredible knowledge for the fire bug

    Patrick Butke

    Really good information on how to make fire in so many ways. A must for those the love making fire.

    Really good information on how to make fire in so many ways. A must for those the love making fire.

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  • Outstanding

    James Purkerson

    Perfect format. Loaded with useful and complete information

    Perfect format. Loaded with useful and complete information

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  • Superb!!!!!!

    Antaeus Logan

    Superb!!!!!

    Superb!!!!!

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  • Aof

    Kelly Boyert

    It's an amazing course I've learned alot from the course and super excited to learn more

    It's an amazing course I've learned alot from the course and super excited to learn more

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  • awesome course

    Tyson Howenstine

    couldn't find a better course out there or a better instructor to learn from

    couldn't find a better course out there or a better instructor to learn from

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Master Fire Starting

Whether out camping or in a real life survival scenario, the ability to start and build a fire is one of your most important wilderness living skills. This course is designed to take you from whatever experience level you're at right now to a MASTER OF FIRE. Week after week, you'll master countless fire starting methods until you'll be able to start a fire ANYWHERE, under ANY CONDITION, using almost ANYTHING!

  • How to start a fire using the sun!

  • How to start a fire using your CAR!

  • How to make and use a Bow Drill Kit to start a fire.

  • How to start a fire using Flint & Steel.

  • How to start a fire using urban chemicals!

  • How to CARRY fire like indigenous cultures using tree fungi.

  • How to make your own matches!

  • How to source natural fire starters that ignite like rocket fuel!

  • And 100s more!

What are other students saying?

Pennsylvania, USA

Eileen F.

Pennsylvania, USA

Creek Stewart is an amazing teacher. He has the patience of a saint, and the fortitude to make you succeed at any cost, and any length of time it takes.
Michigan, USA

Tim W.

Michigan, USA

Literally I’d give you guys six out of five stars if I could
Indiana, USA

Roger H.

Indiana, USA

For me, being a novice at wilderness survival skills and being able to start a fire, I have walked away from the AOF course confident that if my life was on the line, I now have the life saving skills to be able to start a fire in most any situation or environment. Creek's course and videos are informative, educational, enjoyable and provide you real life skills that you can't put a price on.
Indiana, USA

James M.

Indiana, USA

I thought about this course a lot before I Started . After I started I found out it is like no other course out there, even if you know how to make fire you should take this course the motivation the Creek Stewart install's in you is worth it alone #bestcourseever
Canada

Nick C.

Canada

My experience with AOF resumes by this: AOF is amazing. From the Bow Drill, passing through the Flint and Steel ending with the Java Cup fire Starter; you'll be able to make a fire anywhere and in any weather condition with basically nothing on-hand. Love it!
Pennsylvania, USA

Jaqueline K.

Pennsylvania, USA

The Art Of Fire is an incredible program and entirely worth the cost. Frankly considering the staggering amount of video content included, the program cost was a bargain. The take away from this program was to always make sure I have several means of fire start readily available at all times. I would highly recommended this program to everyone. The best part of Creek’s programs is how he gets you out of your armchair and out to the field, motivated, and accomplishing skills! The combination of workbook materials extremely detailed videos, personalized support from Creek himself, and the motivation of the online community participation takes learning to the next level. I would have never accomplished all of this had I just picked up a book on fire skills. I honestly feel now that I am extremely confident in the ability to start a fire if my life depended on it!
North Carolina, USA

Doug M.

North Carolina, USA

As a person who has been practicing skills for over 30 years I would definitely recommend the Art of Fire. This could almost be considered a college course on firemaking. If you watch all of the videos and practice these skills you will put as much time and effort in this skill as any college course. The information is solid and could definitely save your life in a survival situation. I am pretty confident in my primitive firemaking skills, but some of the hacks and modern techniques were new to me.

Over $100 worth of FREE Bonuses!

As soon as you enroll, you'll receive the following FREE courses bonuses:

  • FREE Fire Starting Tin (shipped via USPS) filled with fire starting tools to use throughout the course.
  • FREE e-book: POCKET FIELD GUIDE: Master the Bow Drill
  • FREE e-book: POCKET FIELD GUIDE: SURVIVAL SOLAR FIRE STARTING
  • FREE CINDER-ROLLA Survival Skill Sheet from Survival Skill of the Month Club
  • FREE e-book: Fire Making Aparatus
  • SIX (6) FREE Identification Guides for the TOP 6 best plants & trees to use for Friction Fire such as BOW DRILL.
  • FREE Bow Drill Carving Template
  • OVER 50 FREE Worksheet & Resource List downloads to build your own ART OF FIRE Training Manual at home.
  • FREE Fire Chapter download from my book, THE NONCON PACK.
  • $50 OFF Coupon to any of my ART OF FIRE LIVE Events at Willow Haven Outdoor.
  • $25 OFF Coupon to my Advanced Fire Starting Course, Mastery of FIre.
  • Membership into our closed Facebook Group called The Art of Fire (for Course

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome to the The Art of Fire!
    • A Message from Creek!
    • Welcome Downloads
    • Here's just a short teaser of a few things you're going to learn!
  • 2
    Week #1: Tinder & Ferro Rod
    • Lesson # 1: Tinder Bundle or Tinder Blunder?
    • Lesson # 2: Cordage Plants for Fire Tinder
    • Lesson # 3: FIRE TREE HIGHLIGHT: Cottonwood
    • Lesson # 4: 5 Biggest Ferro Rod Mistakes
    • Lesson # 5: FERRO ROD FAIL (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Lesson # 6: Ferro Rod Mastery
    • Lesson # 7: Demystifying Fatwood FREE PREVIEW
    • Lesson # 8: Guitar Pick Fire Starter
    • Week #1 Q&A Weekly Wrap-Up with Creek
  • 3
    Week #2: Flint, Steel & Charred Materials
    • Lesson # 1: Identifying & Preparing Flint for Flint & Steel
    • Lesson # 2: Flint & Steel: The Mountain Man Way
    • Lesson # 3: Char Cloth: The Basics
    • Lesson # 4: Charred Natural Materials
    • Lesson # 5: Char Cloth Using Improvised Trash
    • Lesson # 6: Charring Using Open Top Container
    • Lesson # 7: Aluminum Foil Char
    • Lesson # 8: Flat Rock Char FREE PREVIEW
    • Lesson # 9: Char Hole
    • Lesson # 10: Japanese Cone Kiln Charcoal Pit
    • Lesson # 11: False Tinder Fungus
    • Lesson # 12: Char Rope
    • FIRE HAUL: Goodwill Store FREE PREVIEW
    • Don't Throw Away Your Fire Tools (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Q & A: Creek Talks About Natural Charred Materials
    • Week #2: Q&A Weekly Wrap-Up
  • 4
    Week #3: Solar Fire Starting (Magnifying Lens)
    • Lesson # 1: Solar Fire Starting 101 & Solar Embers
    • PUNKY WOOD (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • IKEA Fire Haul
    • Lesson # 2: Snow Globe Fire (from Goodwill Fire Haul)
    • Lesson # 3: Sandwich Wrap Fire FREE PREVIEW
    • Lesson # 4: POM Fire
    • Lesson # 5: Chili Powder Ember - Will it work???
    • Lesson # 6: White Wine Fire
    • Lesson # 7: Incandescent Light Bulb Fire
    • Lesson # 8: LED Flashlight Lens Magnifier
    • Lesson # 9: Survival Lenses 101
    • Lesson # 10: Survival Optometry
    • Water Bottle Fire Start (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Lesson # 11: Convex Water Bottle Lens FREE PREVIEW
    • Lesson # 12: Fire Steroids: ASHES
    • My Secret Fire Starting Weapon (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Lesson # 13: Biconvex Latex Balloon Solar Lens
    • Lesson # 14: FIRE FUNGUS HIGHLIGHT: Fomes robineae (Cracked Cap Polypore)
    • Lesson # 15: My Newest Fire Obsession: Caterpillar Poop
  • 5
    Week #4: Solar Fire Starting (Parabolic Mirrors)
  • 6
    Week #5: Urban Fire Starts
    • Intro to Urban Fire Starting
    • Lesson # 1: The Anatomy of a Disposable Lighter
    • Lesson # 2: Newspaper Ember from Empty Lighter FREE PREVIEW
    • Cold Damp Woods - Busted Lighter (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Lesson # 3: Steel Wool for the Win
    • Lesson # 4: Pencil Vehicle Battery Fire Start
    • Pencil Battery Fire Start (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Lesson # 5: Gum Wrapper Fire Starting Hack
    • Gum Wrapper Fire Starting Hack (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Lesson # 6: Thinner Conductor Fire Start
    • Thinner Conductor Fire Start (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Cell Phone Backup Battery Charger (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Lesson # 7: Urban Camera Lens Fire Start
    • Digital Camera Fire (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Urban Chemical Firestart (Demonstration Only)
    • Lesson # 8: Television Solar Cooker
    • Lesson # 9: Urban Char
    • Lesson # 10: Urban Bow Drill
    • Lesson # 11: Disposable Lighter Challenge
    • Lesson # 12: Natural Tinder Busted Lighter Challenge: Creek Demo
  • 7
    Week #6: Carrying Fire
    • Fire Carry: Introduction
    • Lesson # 1: The Apache Match
    • Lesson # 2: Cracked Cap Polypore (Fomes robineae) Fire Carry
    • Lesson # 3: Punky Wood Fire Carry
    • Side View Mirror Fire Carry (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Lesson # 4: Sycamore Bark Fire Carry
    • Lesson # 5: Chaparral Yucca (Hesperoyucca whipplei) Fire Carry
    • Lesson # 6: Makeshift Trench Match Fire Carry
    • Lesson # 7: The Ultimate Discreet Every Day Carry Fire Kit
    • Lesson # 8: Native Slow Match FREE PREVIEW
  • 8
    Week #7: Odds, Ends, & Laying the Fire Foundation
    • Lesson # 1: Flame Extenders
    • Flame Extenders (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Lesson # 2: Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum)
    • Lesson # 3: Survival Match Tricks
    • Lesson # 4: The Feather Stick
    • The Feather Stick (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • Lesson # 5: Fire by Numbers
    • Lesson # 6: How Creek Builds a Fire
  • 9
    Week #8: 6 Must Know Survival Fire Lays
    • FIRE LAY # 1: The Long Log Fire Lay
    • The Long Log Fire Lay (BONUS FOOTAGE #1)
    • The Long Log Fire Lay (BONUS FOOTAGE #2)
    • FIRE LAY # 2: The Swedish Torch Fire Lay
    • The Swedish Torch Fire Lay (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • FIRE LAY # 3: The Star Fire Lay
    • FIRE LAY # 4: The Dakota Fire Hole Fire Lay
    • FIRE LAY # 5: The Off-Grid Brick Rocket Stove FREE PREVIEW
    • The Off-Grid Brick Rocket Stove (BONUS FOOTAGE)
    • FIRE LAY # 6: The Signal Fire Lay
    • The Signal Fire Lay (BONUS FOOTAGE)
  • 10
    Week #9: Bowdrill Breakdown - THE BASICS
    • DEMONSTRATION & OVERVIEW of a Store Bought Kit
    • Let's Take a Trip to the Local Hardware Store
    • Lesson # 1: BOW DRILL BREAKDOWN: Spindle & Hearth Board from Cedar Trim
    • Lesson # 2: BOW DRILL BREAKDOWN: The Bow
    • Lesson # 3: BOW DRILL BREAKDOWN: The Bearing Block
    • Lesson # 4: BOW DRILL BREAKDOWN: Technique, Ember, Flame
    • Lesson # 5: Most Common Bow Drill Mistakes
    • Lesson # 6: BOW DRILL: Alternate Positions
    • Lesson # 7: BASSWOOD: Tilia americana
    • Lesson # 8: WILLOW: Salix (various species)
    • Lesson # 9: EASTERN COTTONWOOD: Populus deltoides
    • Lesson # 10: TULIP POPLAR: Liriodendron tulipifera
    • Lesson # 11: YUCCA: Yucca (various species)
    • Lesson # 12: SOTOL: Dasylirion wheeleri
    • Lesson # 13: BOW DRILL BREAKDOWN: Kit from the Landscape(ing)
    • Lesson # 14: Eastern White Pine Bow Drill Kit: Natural Branch
    • Creek Teaching the Bowdrill: BONUS FOOTAGE
  • 11
    Week #10: Advanced Bow Drill, Standing Bow Drill, & No Knife, No Nothing Bow Drill
    • Lesson # 1: The Standing Bow Drill: Version # 1
    • Lesson # 2: The Standing Bow Drill: Version # 2
    • Lesson # 3: How to Tie the Trucker's Hitch
    • The Standing Bow Drill: BONUS FOOTAGE
    • Lesson # 4: Bow Drill from the Land: No knife, No cord, No Nothing
    • Lesson # 5: How to Reverse Wrap Natural Cordage
    • Lesson # 6: A Bow Drill "HACK" FREE PREVIEW

Meet Your Instructor

  • Creek Stewart

    Wilderness Survival Instructor

    Creek Stewart

    Creek Stewart is a Wilderness Survival Instructor, Author, and Television Host. He currently hosts the hit show SOS HOW TO SURVIVE on The Weather Channel and is the owner of Willow Haven Outdoor Survival School in Central Indiana.