How to use a bow drill to make a fire


What happens when an arm chair survivor attempts to build a fire using the primitive bow drill method? You got it! Failure. Like any skill, you need to understand the basic concepts of fire making, tool construction, determination and practice. You do not want your first attempt to be during an emergency situation. Creating a fire using friction is very difficult and requires proper materials and conditions. A much easier way to start a fire is by using a flint or a match or lighter.

Fire can be dangerous and should be created under the supervision of responsible adults.