Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by chelloveck, Nov 19, 2015.
What did she do to her hair? oh well, I'm still in
I like Lilly, she's got a great channel.
What was she talking about, again?
Watched it 4 times.
No....you watched her 4 times! though, "it" may have been the part of her that attracted your attention and focus.
The skateboard wheel is a cool idea, but not really necessary. I wouldn't want to carry one around because they're a lot of weight for the momentary utility.
But that's just me. If it's the difference between fire and no fire, one should definitely use it.
That would probably be a pretty handy trick with an Inuit strap drill, where you hold the bearing block in your mouth and use two hands to draw a wrapped cord back & forth.
Note the use of pegs to hold the fire board in place. That works really well.
Another little tip I seldom see mentioned is to put a bit of tinder like fire fungus or charcloth under the fire board for the coal to form on. That way even the smallest coals take well.
First I heard of this method. Mahalo @UncleMorgan. Looks not too comfortable though.
Survival rarely is comfortable. You want a fire bad enough, you will find a way and bust some teeth/knuckles in the pro-cess..
True. But I think I would rather use a bow first. Potential damaging your mouth could really hamper your survival in that type of situation.
Not nearly as interesting as the first video.
It is an interesting use of a skate wheel. It is in essence, the same as the bearing blocks made by @Bear , but ready made, heavier, and not as nice. But it IS something I've run across as trash when someone breaks their board and leaves their trash behind. (As long as you have the means to remove the wheel from the truck, it's a good trick to know.)
Edit: if you chose the carry one, cut it down to just what is needed. That would cut the wieght in half, or less.
Rather than a skate wheel - use a heavy bottom shot glass.
I was in a Boy Scout Troop as a squirt - 11 Y/O members routinely used 'fire by friction' sets to generate campfires. It is a learned skill.
I'm a flint and steel man myself....less work!
Can hear it all now, all those junior skate boarding preppers claiming that the have the ultimate bug out vehicles.. Low fuel consumption, highly manoeuvrable, light enough to pick up and move over obstructions, And build a fire with..
Odds are, there's a junior gunkid who's thinking those same thoughts somewhere in juvie. Then he may graduate to wheelbarrows!
Would take a LOT of practice before pulling off a drive by... Never thought of a skate boarding gang banger..
Tactical wheelbarrow with skateboard wheels training wheels
A skateboard Drive-By..... Hmmmmm, Would that be anything like a "Float By" Shooting.... That we have around here....
I ran across this for something I was working on and was going to ask if anyone has used it. The monkey search shows all of these links.
Yeah, this forum should be for stuff that has been tried. All the same, has anyone tried this out yet? Looks a good scheme, but without a...
I made a few sulfur matches with paper today this is how they burn.
NW Primate has a YouTube channel with a lot of really good Friction and Percussion fire techniques. In this one he uses a piece of metal window...
There is an easy way you can to make a filter for your home to help clean the air during wildfire season.
Wildfire smoke is full of small...
Not sure if this goes here in this section...so sorry if off topic.
A cheap and easy way to make char cloth for your tinderbox / fire making gear...
A list of the 2 titles included in the .zip file:
Asia-Off-Grid submitted a new resource:
Survival: Fire Starting PDF eBooks (.zip file) - A Zipped File Of 2 Resources, Regarding Survival Fire...
A three-page file, offering instruction on making charcoal. A number of photos, although small and fairly poor resolution, are included in this...
A list of the 5 titles included in the .zip file:
Made a trip to the flea market today just to look around. Behind the glass case I spotted a very interesting item, a 40's vintage Boy Scouts Flint...
I found some fire starters at the Dollar Tree. I think they were a mistake item because the boys have looked at 5 other Dollar Trees in the...
Attempted to start a fire using the bow drill method, this was my first ever attempt using friction to start a fire!!!!
Any of you start fires...
I have a few different flint and steel fire starters. Not all are good in my opinion.
This is my favorite. It sparks almost every time and has...
Ok show us your fire making skills
Here is a simple and inexpensive way of making fire starters that are portable, water proof, compact, and reliable. These fire starters can be...
Was showing a friend of mine the flint and steel when we were camping. Of course, the discussion went to char cloth and other char materials. I...
Don't get any easier
Check this out.
I made these neat homemade firestarter candles. They are great to have on hand for your EDC kit. They light up nicely and burn for...
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