Producing use of the bow-drill method
Before you start your bushcraft fire you will need to accumulate some dry wood, leaves and foliage from the surrounding area to use as fuel for your campfire. Keep these items as dry as is possible. To light a bushcraft flames you will need to create friction. Taking to sticks of wood and rubbing them together will create friction, but this will take far to long to light any campfire. One of the better alternatives for light your bushcraft fire is the bow-drill method. To make a bushcraft open fire using the bow-drill method you will need to accumulate this items from the surrounding area: – bushcraft
o 1 X 8″ long stick (drill) – hardwood
o 1 a 24″ long stick (sturdy sapling capable of twisting into a bow)
um 1 x flat rock (approx. 3″ round with small indent) or wooden with notch in middle section.
o 1 x level peace of wood around. 12″ long and 4″ wide
o 1 back button Length of Para power cord or bootlace.
o Tinder such as Maya dirt or cotton wool
you ) Take the 8″ stick (drill) and touch up one end to a point like a pad then round of the other end.
2. Consider the 24″ sapling keep and fix the bootlace to one end.
3. Twist the bootlace once around the dowel stay, tie the remaining end of bootlace to the other end of
woods stick to form a bow.
4. Next take those flat peace of wood approx. 12″ long and 4″ wide and make a tiny notch on the side
with your bushcraft knife. The round end of the exercise will sit onto this notch.
5. Put the toned peace of wood on to level ground make tinder into and around the notch.
6. Even though kneeling using one knee carry the wood it is in place with your other boot.
six. Hold the bow and drill in one palm with rounded end of drill put into the notch.
8. Place the indented stone onto the pointed end of the drill and apply down pressure.
9. Slowly use a sawing motion, moving the bow to and fro allowing the drill to rotate and generate friction, which in turn will create heat and then fireplace. If the drill is not moving freely release downward pressure slightly.
12. You will need to increase speed until the tinder commences to smoulder.
When you have a smouldering bushcraft fire, you can commence to slowly add the dry wood, leaves and foliage. Do not add too much until you are sure your buscraft fire is heading well. Remember to keep a stock of wooden near by to keep adding to you campfire.