Making Fire: The Hand Drill

By | 2016-12-18T22:13:33+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Survival, Videos|

For most people, making fire with a bow drill or hand drill is one of the most challenging ways of starting a fire.  For first timers the technique seems to create so many questions, with lots of blisters or no-fire situations, and general frustration often occurs.  In this video featuring Alan Kay of the survival TV series 'Alone' he explains in a calm, easy to understand way, how you can add this technique to your personal skill set.   While we support knowing this skill we still highly recommend a good FireSteel to make sure you have fire even in conditions where this technique may not be availalble to you. The Alone TV show is on the History Channel