Bow Drillin in the Snow...Failure...

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by phorisc, Mar 23, 2016.


  1. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    This was some of the most intense bow drillin weather. It was also my first time learning it, my buddy Tyler was teaching how to build it and what to look for. I'll post another video Friday of building it from scratch with success. For now...Failure.



    -Phorisc
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  2. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey+ Site Supporter+

    Can I just say I really love these vids you post? Thank you for taking the time to video.
     
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Moral.... Don't go camping in the snow without a blast match, or a lemon and some steel wool... :censored:
     
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  4. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    hahaha
     
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  5. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Dryer lint (clean the filter and be her hero ;)) or cotton balls covered in petroleum jelly..
     
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  6. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    Yup, but that defeats the purpose of achieving a fire from a bow drill. This isn't about making a fire... this is about mastering the skill of making a fire using friction :)
     
  7. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Understand your point; to me, it's about keeping warm in the woods when it's cold and everything is wet. ;)
     
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I think it is important to show where the failures are, as well as the successes. How else to see how your own efforts compare? Thanks for posting.[winkthumb]
     
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  9. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    @kellory
    Well said, being shown the failures saves others from making the same mistakes.
     
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  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    A smart man learns from his mistakes. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others....;)
     
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  11. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    @kellory
    That was exactly my thought.
     
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  12. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    True that :)
     
  13. weaselhawk

    weaselhawk Guest

    took me two years from when i start to learn bow drill i had a old bad 1980's book that gave like instrutions like spin wood with bow and then moved on i would try a hour every night trying every wood i could think of zero luck i changed the fire board the stick the hand hold yet for two years nothing but i never changed the bow thinking it was the wood my bow was about 20 inch or shorter then at the gather i learned two simple things one make a huge bow like 30 inch or so the second its about the mosture content i live in a very humid enviroment about 2 hours from dave cantenburys school the second trick they dry there wood not just use dry wood the kiln dry it they bake it till there wood is near zero mositure content
     
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