View Full Version : how to make fire by bow drill

silver fang
05-21-2007, 08:45 AM
hi in this part you will learn how to make fire by useing bow_drill
what you will need is:

1-a stick of wood about 40 cm(the bow)
2-a strong string about 35 cm(the string of the bow)
3-a stick of hard wood 20 to 30 cm(the drill)
4-a peace of flat soft wood(the fire bored)
5-a peace of hard wood to hold the drill from the head(soket)

push the pic to see in a bigger size

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after you do every thing it will start smoking dont thouch the black thing just keep it
on the tender it will start the fire

this is a site to see how they do it a demo
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5vpHuIFWpY )

and thx for reading this subject i hope you learn something :p

07-19-2007, 12:12 AM
online it may say to use hard wood, but in relity the softer the wood the easier it is to light the fire with
ex. cotton wood and mule fat

02-03-2008, 04:58 PM
there is a bit more to it than that but that is the base of it... you need to have a lot of practice before you take this skill into the backwoods, otherwise you will be disappionted, remember always have a lighter a flint matches or other reliable form of fire starting tool when you go into the wilderness. A smart trip is a safe one.