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Primitive Hand Drill Fire with Saguaro Cactus and Elderberry

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Survival Training School of California: The Hand Drill Fire / Primitive Fire Making

In this video, we make a friction fire with the hand drill. This is one of the most difficult of the friction fire techniques, and if your hands are not accustomed to it, a blister can occur easily. www.californiasurvivaltraining.com

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Hand Drill Fire – Success 4

Hand drill fire by friction method. I used store-bought Cedar as the fireboard with a Horseweed spindle. I’ve had several successes using a Palm Tree branch as the fireboard so this is a first for me successfully using Cedar. For some reason, I’ve been having trouble using Palm lately. Three failures then I switched to Cedar on my 4th attempt and was successful. Weird! I’m still learnin’. I purposely left the video unedited as this is intended to show those who are interested in learning the hand drill another take on how it’s done.

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The Frank Bowie by Knives By Hand

Handmade survival bowie.

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Hand Drill Fire

how to make a hand drill fire.

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Dave Canterbury of Wilderness Outfitters Archery and the Pathfinder School demonstrating the Hand Drill method of fire starting at the Pathfinder Gathering 2009. Dave was using a Willow Drill on a Tulip Board.

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