Yeah, sotol.... NO! NO! Not that one! This one... This is a plant that you SW Monkeys should know about. It was the one of the main fire-making plants of the Apache. While rabbit hunting with my little girl today, I decided to pull down a dead stalk and get to work. What I want to do is make a walking stick out of this stuff. I mean it's tough, light, and can make fire... what's not to like? I have a nice piece for a good size walking stick for me and her. I had enough left over to practice with. I am attempting the hand drill as that is what the Apaches used. Well, about 30 minutes of hard work and all I have to show is a blister, a bit of smoke, and a lot of dust. I have a strong background in the bow and drill and could this thing going in no time with a bow, but the challenger in me won't let me put aside the hand drill. Tips??