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How to Start a Fire Without Matches

How to Start a Fire Without Matches
There is a primal link between man and fire. Every man should know how to start one. A manly man knows how to start one without matches. It’s an essential survival skill. You never know when you’ll find yourself in a situation where you’ll need a fire, but you don’t have matches. Maybe your single engine plane goes down while you’re flying over the Alaskan wilderness, like the kid in Hatchet. Friction-Based Fire Making Friction-based fire making is not for the faint of heart. The spindle is the stick you’ll use to spin in order to create the friction between it and the fireboard. Before you can use wood to start a friction based fire, the wood must be bone dry. The Hand Drill The hand drill method is the most primitive, the most primal, and the most difficult to do All you need is wood, tireless hands, and some gritty determination. Build a tinder nest. Make your notch. Place bark underneath the notch. Start spinning. Start a fire! Fire Plough Prepare your fireboard. Rub! Start a fire.

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