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Bow Drill Lesson Learned The Hard Way

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In this video I try to make a bow drill set out of some kind of hard wood, which I could not identify. I went for it because the splint wood seemed soft. But then I found that the heart wood was incredibly hard. I could not get an ember out of this set. Lesson learned!! Take soft wood for a bow drill set. Don’t waste your time with hard wood.

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Bow Drill Lesson Learned The Hard Way

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    1. Survival Lilly after your injury is over can you please please please do more bug out camp stuff like overnights it’s so much fun to watch I love your videos you inspired me my grandmother and grandfather actually help me get your sweatshirt and all the survival stuff you have I have made my own fire I’ve done my own camp it’s in my words you are my idol I love you so much please continue your work

    2. not to put your health at risk but would you consider taking advantage of your injury to emulate a survival scenario where one of your arms/hands is debilitated… You could practice fire starting with one arm without the use of modern firemaking tools and this could be a valuable lesson for your viewers.

      When I was in the army we trained combat skills without the use of either of our arms which was a completely different ballgame (especially when it’s your dominant arm that becomes incapacitated). drawing a handgun that is holstered on your right side using only your left arm and cocking it is not a very fast draw 😛

      But yea my point being: the inability to use one hand presents a very interesting chance to practice survival skills in a state that is all to realistic and important to consider.

      Cheers from Finland

    3. Howdy! I hope you get well soon! Your videos have been a great inspiration for me to get back out into the woods and continue to exploring. I am very grateful for your channel & have learned a lot, so if you ever need help with a typewriter, give me a shout – I’d be happy to return the favor 🙂

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