With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
There are many was to execute primitive fire. The one we will be going over today is the bow drill.
The bow drill consists of five component parts only two of which must be combustible. These parts are the spindle, the fireboard or hearth, the bearing block, the ...
The spindle is a straight, narrow stick with a diameter of up to 2 inches. This piece will go between the fire board and the hearth.
This piece is a long flat board essentially. The spindle is laid upon it in a carved round divet. Then pressure is applied by the bearing block an ...
This is the part which gives the method it's very name. This is nothing more than literally a sturdy of rather flexible but not brittle stick in the ...
The bearing block is anything which is sturdy and burn proof that can be set over top the spindle, to apply downward pressure forcing it into the fireboard. ...
The ash pan is simply a leaf or anything that the small ember produced at the end of the process can be transported on. Anything from a piece ...
-add lubricant such as earwax, body oils, or sap to the bearing block to make it not slippery-use the right wood. Some good ones are willow, cedar, some ...
Fire From A Primitive Bow Drillby bushman89
7 Methods of Primitive Fire Startingby MissouriVillian
Make Fire with Batteriesby palletbuilds
Altoids Survival Kit 2.0by BudgetBugout
Make Char Clothby Graywolf
Join 2 million + to receive instant inspiration in your inbox.
Download our apps!
© 2015 Autodesk, Inc.
Enter the email associated with your account and we will send you your username and a temporary password.
Not a member? Sign Up »
Already a member? Login »
That's a pro feature!
Want to go pro?
First step is to sign up.
By clicking "Sign me up!" you are indicating that you have read and agree to the Terms of service.
Already a member?" Login »