Originally Posted by Dillinger
Master Chief, can we perhaps get some pictures to show how you bush savvy folks do it? That might help get the participation numbers up here.
As soon as my next paycheck comes in next week, I'm getting a decent camera. I thought I would be able to do it sooner but some unexpected expenses came up (home repairs and such). I've got to get a couple of presents for my girlfriend as well (it's her birthday on Saturday, and our four year anniversary on Sunday, being single was so much cheaper!).
Guys, don't be disheartened by failure. Friction fire is hard and it takes a lot of practice. In a sense, it's important to fail. A lot of people who don't actually try to do it think that by just knowing the theory behind it they can make it work just as easily as if they had matches.
What this teaches us is that if a bow drill is going to be part of our emergency fire making repertoir we've got to practice a lot. And packing half a dozen or so extra lighters ain't a bad idea either.
Thanks again for taking the time to read this!