Learning to Make Fire the Hard Way

23 aug 2019
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This week I try my hand (once again) at learning to make fire the old fashioned way - fire by friction. I previously failed at getting an ember going with the hand drill technique. In this revisit I try using different kinds of woods and work on my technique more to see if that makes a difference.
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