Keeping with the caveman theme… Great video on how to make a survival fire with a bow drill.
A great skill to know if the SHTF and you suddenly find yourself shuffling along down The Road in a post-apocalyptic, Cormac McCarthy-like freak show. As highly unlikely as that is, it’s still a bad ass skill to know.
This guy makes it look damn simple. It’s not.
I tried it last summer on the back patio a few times with my son. After about an hour of unbelievably loud screeching (my bow was too loose), he wandered off to go play video games. My ever-suffering wife just rolled her eyes, shook her head and clucked… And I ended up with blisters on both hands.
I did get just the faintest sliver of smoke though!
So… I’m going to give it a try again here this week before the rainy season kicks in. If anyone has additional pointers, let me know.