Sunday, October 2, 2016

Friction fire 101 - A very gratifying way to connect with nature!!

Here is an older video I made covering firebow (bowdrill) basics. It should tell you everything you need to know in order to make a friction fire. This is a skill that was practiced by many of our ancestors for thousands of years. It takes some practice, and I myself, have even thrown my kit across the lawn, when I was first learning the skill. Don't get angry at yourself like I did. Everybody gets frustrated while learning this technique. However, practice and determination quickly pay off, leaving you with a new sense of achievement and perhaps even a greater level of self appreciation. It is very rewarding and it helps build confidence in oneself and your ability to learn and persevere through difficult situations. I know we can easily build a fire using matches or a lighter, but those things don't work when wet, nor do they have the sense of gratification that a friction fire provides. Please feel free to write to me ( for any questions or tips. I could easily spend a whole weekend teaching fire skills and tips, and I even offer classes on these skills at a price that is hard to beat. I hope you enjoy the video!!
          Here is a link to my YouTube channel that focuses on these kinds of skills and knowledge
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