Given that these days you can get a paracord bracelet that has a fire rod incorporated into the design for less than $10, I don’t usually write much about primitive friction fire techniques. However, knowing how to start a fire from only the material in the wilderness is a valuable knowledge and a skill that is worth developing, even with the market full of survival fire starting devices.
You simply don’t know when you will need to survive, and you can’t guarantee that you will have your gear with you, or that it will last forever and work properly. Of all friction fire techniques, the bow drill or fire fiddle is the most effective, and this is probably the best explanation and demonstration of it that I have seen. This guy really knows what he is doing, and he passes on that knowledge in this short video, enjoy.
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