Born in rural suffolk in 1989, Daniel Hume is a naturalist and wilderness adventurer, and an authority on traditional bush skills from around the world.
One of his deepest interest throughout his life has been the art of making and using fire and, as a youngster, he set out to learn every method used to conjure it.
In more recent years he has made it his mission to travel the world, often to the most remote corners, to meet people who still directly interact with fire from a traditional sense and learn from their wisdom. ~This combination has enabled him to master some of he most extraordinary native fire-making techniques from across the globe and gain a unique insight into what fire means to the human race.
Daniel has been an instructor at Ray Mears' Woodlore School of Wilderness Bushcraft for eleven years and, from 2011 to 2017, he served as the company's Head of Operations. He is the author of The Art of Fire, published by the Penguin Random House Group in November 2017.
Daniel says, "Although often perceived rather like magic tricks or treated as activities in their own right, the traditional knowledge and skills that I learn and teach are ultimately stepping stones to adventure. They clear a pathway to a greater understanding of and a closer interaction with nature".
"I have taught bush skills on courses and expeditions all over the world but I am incredibly excited to be working with Assington Mill and sharing my knowledge in Suffolk, where I was born and raised."