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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 bearin...
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 mot...
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 s...
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 fire...
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 of tin t...
-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, so...
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