Most survival instructors teach that friction fire is a marginal technique at best. I’m not in that camp 😡. There has never been an instance or situation where I haven’t got a coal with bow drill. Even with marginal and wet material. .
There are 3 main types of ignition sources for creating a fire. Spark, coal, and flame. Of all the types available the coal is the easiest ignition source to get marginal Tinder or any tinder to fire up. A coal can burn for 20 mins or more. And can heat marginal material to a combustion point. While I love a good bic lighter, you can hold a bic lighter on damp material all day and it won’t fire. And a spark certainly won’t light marginal material. And a coal is only produced via friction fire or fire piston. .
It’s always best to have several fire starting methods on you. But friction fire will make you better at all the rest of the fire making methods. Practice it religiously and all other fire making will be easy. .
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It is all in the details, here is the buttcap filed to shape the stag!
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