Friction Fire

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by R Stowe, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Strigidae

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    I have. It would be easier to deal with the notch etc but the engine (me) is the problem when i fail.

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    My first ever friction fire attempt.
    No ember yet, but it will happen. I have added the notch now and will continue practicing.

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    I am doing it on the balcony :D
     
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    I know how you feel, I'm usually huffing and puffing long before I even cut a notch. A trick I learned from James Gibson, was using a skinnier spindle. More rpms, but also a little harder to grip. I used to get these really weird shaped blisters on my hand.
     
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    Had a no go last night. Got to the point of getting smoke and could start to feel the blisters forming. Ive been nursing them along but they cut loose. Ill give it a bit of time and try again. This is not as easy as Patrick Rollins makes it look.
     

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