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Hand drill friction fire

Discussion in 'Wilderness Forum' started by Atlas, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member

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    This thread is dedicated to the hand drill. Sorry @twp, but there is going to be a lot of YouTube videos in here. I have made a few embers in controlled situations, but I hope to get my skills up to the point of being able to get them consistently in the woods here very soon.

     
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    This is one of the best tutorials out there.
     
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    This is an interesting and different way to do it.
     
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    I've done this method myself. If you don't have calluses on your hands, expect some pain.

    As always, it takes practice.
     
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    A good video from Matt Graham

     
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    And of course, one from the master. @NWPrimate

     
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  7. Atlas

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    I have been building calluses up on my hands for a couple months now. I snuck a mullien staulk on the boat and have been practicing for a while every day while I am at work.

    It definitely takes practice, but it is not even close to impossible.
     
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    Let's see, making fire. Making fire on a boat. Making fire on a boat loaded with a Lot of gasoline. Ummmm...

    :eek:

    Oh, wait, you're not making fire, just making calluses, Whew! You had me worried there.
     
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    I made an aluminum hearth board with a divot, no dust, no fire. Besides reading and surfing the web there isn't much else to do in my "free" time.
     
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