Bit different primitive fire method

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Had not seen this method before.

It is similar to a bow drill fire method , except there is no bow .

It uses a stick (pole) wedged between tree shoots , anyway you'll have to watch the vid to understand.

Not in English. Quick enough vid none the less.

 

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yep i have tried this method, but i used 3 tent stakes hammered in to the ground, you have to get a good flexi branch and quiet long.

i got smoke but didnt get an ember, will have to try again

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It looked to me like the spindle stick was somewhere in between the size used for hand drill and bowdrill , and the plaited string and thickness was something I had not normally seen too.

I would like to try it too when it's not so damp.

They made it look easy .
 

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He says it is not as good a method as using a bow drill, but the more variations we know the more likely we will find what works best for each situation.
Balsa spindle and pine base. No mention about bearing block other than mentioning a previous video on bow drill.
 
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