Friction Fire

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

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    Massive ember!!!
     
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    It was!
     
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    Spent a bit more time warming up the board than usual and that worked really well. Hmmm.
     
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    YEASSS!
     
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    Yucca on saguaro root tonight for hand drill. D730D0AA-9EA5-4AAC-8945-E062B81C60DC.jpg
     
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    Been attempting a coal a day by hand drill and ive only been successful once so far. Ill find the right amount of smoke before stopping soon.
     
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    Well done, keep at it
     
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    It is made of copper, I made it a while back
     
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    Its the best. I use it for all friction fire work.
     
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    There have been attempts made at hand drill each day but there are times when my hands just wont do it or more often i think i have a coal only to look and its black dust and no coal. I will say im getting the hang of it. James Gibson recommends a coal a day.
     
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    I didnt harvest the cane part so i dont know. Using mares tail and cedar for the action part.
     
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    The ones we made have a half lap joint and are just lashed to the longer spindle, no cane needed. If I’m not mistaken the business end is mares tail also and my heart is cedar. Now I’m going to try to get a coal.
     
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    Well that was a fail, I gasses before I could get a coal, gonna start a daily practice.

    I had to make a new hearth board since I couldn’t find my other one

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