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Making Fire: The Hand Drill

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 and their website also has episodes and clips to watch as well. Enjoy!


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