Why I hate blow-drills? There unrelaible. In a pinch, great. You need string, a knife or cutting tool to make the starter hole etc. You could use your shoe string as cordage. I alway have a fire steel with me. I keep it on my key chain. I alway have my key with me, so with my gerber pocket knife and tinder - I can make fire. Yes, it is that easy. In bushcraft or survival why make it hard. What it takes to do a bowdrill in survival mode is ridiculous. Simple is best. We are not cave people. Bow-drill are in the pass. Please add to this thread. Prepare and have peace of mind.