Two-stick bow drill fire, nothing but found tools/materials.

Two-stick bow drill fire, nothing but found tools/materials.

This is a discussion on Two-stick bow drill fire, nothing but found tools/materials. within the Bushcraft - Primitive Skills - Survival Skills - Camping forums, part of the Related Topics category; A friend showed me this a little while ago....seriously inspiring, though the music makes me feel like I'm playing Minecraft. Maybe one day I'll be ...

Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree16Likes
  • 5 Post By nortelrye
  • 1 Post By chiefjason
  • 2 Post By QKShooter
  • 3 Post By ppkheat
  • 1 Post By chiefjason
  • 1 Post By NONAME762
  • 1 Post By ANGLICO
  • 1 Post By chiefjason
  • 1 Post By nortelrye

Thread: Two-stick bow drill fire, nothing but found tools/materials.

  1. #1
    Member Array nortelrye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    219

    Two-stick bow drill fire, nothing but found tools/materials.

    A friend showed me this a little while ago....seriously inspiring, though the music makes me feel like I'm playing Minecraft. Maybe one day I'll be able to hack that.



  2. #2
    VIP Member Array chiefjason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Hickory, NC
    Posts
    2,782
    Nice. Busting a bow drill fire is no joke. Doing it with pre prepped stuff is hard enough. Found tools, wow. I've done a few. I need to give it another go because I know my daughter would love to do that. Wish he had spent a bit more time showing what went in the bird's nest.
    Aceoky likes this.
    I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!

    "Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son." Josh Thompson "Way Out Here"

  3. #3
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,441
    "Wish he had spent a bit more time showing what went in the bird's nest."

    That little "skip" in the Video is when he broke out the BIC lighter.

    JK/JK

    Actually watching him making fire from all natural and "nature found" materials almost as if it was a religious ceremony....with a bit of imagination you could easily envision how Early Man first accomplished the feat and made FIRE.

    What a miracle that must have seemed like way way back then if only the elder in a group or clan could make fire.
    nortelrye and Aceoky like this.

  4. #4
    VIP Member
    Array ppkheat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    4,130
    I noticed that little video skip myself. Nonetheless it was good to watch.

    I think I'm going to build the same thing, but use readily available stuff initially and let everyone have a go at it; with acquired skills then start adding more primitive components from nature to the mix.

    Oops, there goes my extra time for chores around here.
    QKShooter, Aceoky and NONAME762 like this.
    Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.

  5. #5
    VIP Member Array chiefjason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Hickory, NC
    Posts
    2,782
    The birds nests I have used were mostly cedar bark. I saw the grass, but looked like he used the inside of the cat tails too. One ember is plenty to get that going, with the right materials. You can see the ember on the fire board. Drop the ember in the nest, squish it like a big mac, and breath it too life with a lot of air. Then be ready to drop it when it all flames up, lol. First one took me an hour and a half. Going to see if I still have a fire board and bow in the garage.
    Aceoky likes this.
    I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!

    "Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son." Josh Thompson "Way Out Here"

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array NONAME762's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    About 235M out of The Palouse WA
    Posts
    7,773
    Quote Originally Posted by nortelrye View Post
    A friend showed me this a little while ago....seriously inspiring, though the music makes me feel like I'm playing Minecraft. Maybe one day I'll be able to hack that.

    I like this music.

    Ya can't listen to Rock n Roll and Country Western
    all the time ya know.
    Never played Minecraft. Heard of it but never tried it.

    I never thought of roots as cordage. Those shards of flint sure will come in handy. Flint or obsidian. Been years since I seen either in a quantity.
    QKShooter likes this.
    Firing a suppressed is on my Bucket List.

    I'm just a spoke in the wheel but not a big deal.

    America...a Constitutional Republic. NOT a democracy as the liberals would have us believe.

  7. #7
    VIP Member
    Array ANGLICO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    I'm the guy next door that is polite, but does not tell you crap.
    Posts
    3,574
    That is a real Bear to acomplish! Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Most people who teach this cannot even get fire.
    QKShooter likes this.
    Socialism Kills! Time proven, with a very large body count! We are a Constitutional Republic....... not a Democracy, get it correct!

    Don't be mistaken for a Gecko45: http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/

    Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14qTdp-Dd30

    ANGLICO Images

  8. #8
    VIP Member Array chiefjason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Hickory, NC
    Posts
    2,782
    Quote Originally Posted by ANGLICO View Post
    That is a real Bear to acomplish! Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Most people who teach this cannot even get fire.
    I found my stuff and have tried 3 times. Lots of smoke, no ember, no fire. Grrr!!!!
    QKShooter likes this.
    I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!

    "Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son." Josh Thompson "Way Out Here"

  9. #9
    Member Array nortelrye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    219
    I've been working on it the past weekend, even with ideal materials to say it is difficult is an understatement! The first time (after a great many failures) I got an ember I jumped up, shouted, and danced like an idiot! I don't care what the neighbors may have thought of it...I made fire. There's something incredibly primordial about getting fire from a bow drill, flint and steel, etc...one of those moments where for a few seconds all pretense of civilization was gone and I was experiencing the sheer joy of not being powerless before the whims of Nature.

    The other lesson I learned? Being a caveman must have sucked. Sure felt good taking a shower, cracking a beer, and cooking dinner over the fire I made!
    1MoreGoodGuy likes this.

  10. #10
    VIP Member Array packinnova's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    4,293
    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    I found my stuff and have tried 3 times. Lots of smoke, no ember, no fire. Grrr!!!!
    What woods you using? What's the dust look like when it's coming off your hearth? NC is a good deal more humid than up here in NoVA usually and I know I always had more trouble getting anything going at my grandfathers place down there on the coast in brunswick co.
    You want the dust coming off that hearth board to be kind of dark brown or black and slightly feathery. If it's really fine light brown dust you're probably drilling too slow or too soft. If it's really dark, but coarse and chunky you're probably drilling too hard. You need to find that happy medium in the middle. On the east coast I've been reliable with cottonwood, tulip poplar, occasionally cedar. Dry yucca stalks ROCK! There's yucca along the coast near my grandfathers place and I have some growing out here that the previous homeowner had planted. Just take a 10" length of the widest part and split it down the middle and use one half for the hearth. Yucca is like the one stop shop. You can get cordage from the evil pointy leaves and the hearth and spindle from the dry stalks.
    "My God David, We're a Civilized society."

    "Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
    -The Mist (2007)

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

starting fire with a fire bow

,

stick and bow fire

Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors