Video: How to Start a Fire with a Bow Drill


This video shows how to start a fire using a bow drill. It’s a difficult, time-consuming process. But in a pinch, a bow drill is the perfect way to start a fire without modern fire starting tools.

Andy Tran, the instructor, used these items in the video:

Bow Drill: Western Red Cedar
Cordage: 550
Knife: Hawkes Hellion Elite

Ever tried this method? Leave a comment below.

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