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Skateboard wheel bow drill.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by chelloveck, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

  2. Tobit

    Tobit Ham Extra Class

    What did she do to her hair? :eek: oh well, I'm still in [hrt]
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  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I like Lilly, she's got a great channel.
  4. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    What was she talking about, again?

    Watched it 4 times.
  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    No....you watched her 4 times! ;) though, "it" may have been the part of her that attracted your attention and focus. :ROFLMAO:
  6. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

  7. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    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.
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  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    First I heard of this method. Mahalo @UncleMorgan. Looks not too comfortable though.
  9. Tobit

    Tobit Ham Extra Class

    Survival rarely is comfortable. You want a fire bad enough, you will find a way and bust some teeth/knuckles in the pro-cess..
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  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    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.
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  11. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    Not nearly as interesting as the first video.
  12. kellory

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

    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.
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  13. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    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!
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  14. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    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..
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  15. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Odds are, there's a junior gunkid who's thinking those same thoughts somewhere in juvie. Then he may graduate to wheelbarrows! ;)
  16. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Would take a LOT of practice before pulling off a drive by... Never thought of a skate boarding gang banger..
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  17. kellory

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

    Tactical wheelbarrow with skateboard wheels training wheels;)
  18. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    A skateboard Drive-By..... Hmmmmm, Would that be anything like a "Float By" Shooting.... That we have around here....
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