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Fire by Bowdrill in the Woodlands ~ by WoodlandsTV

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David Pentland explains the method to light a fire by bowdrill with elements found in the woodlands.

Posted in: Skills, Wood as Fuel ~ On: 14 June, 2014

7 comments so far

June 14, 2014

June 16, 2014

Nice video. I'm having intermittent success with it. Are some woods better to use than others?

david Pentland
June 16, 2014

Thanks for the feedback about video.Yes some woods are better than others
here is an example willow on willow , wood ivy on wood ivy, sycamore on
sycamore, hazel on wood ivy,That is just a few it is best to get out there
and experiment.Keep your woods dry a good tip is to do the finger nail test
this means if your nail makes an indentation in the wood that means its
fine if it doesnt that means your wood is too hard. Remember you need the
right materials and the right stance as seen on the video.Do not rock the
spindle keep your forearm tight against the shin.Build up gradually then go
for it it will come just keep practicing.You will be knocking out embers
before you know it.Good Luck.

jacky Parker
June 23, 2014

For some reason there is no sound to this video

P arjacpar
June 23, 2014

For some reason there is no sound to this video

Jason O
July 11, 2014

Good vid but next time can you show us how to make the bottom part where
the ember falls through?

June 20, 2015

a hazel spindle but whats the hearth from ????

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