posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 01:39 PM
Easy start fire methods: the magnesium sparker, cotton balls dipped in vaseline, fire-starter candles with a wick, Flint/Steel but, learn how to make
char cloth, etc. If you were not prepared and don't have a "go to" fire kit on you, then you're stuck with the Bow drill.
That's all redundant and people should know this, by now. My only point in posting is to suggest that you - make it now - and practice! You don't want
to get out there and find out the Char cloth you made sux and/or it's been years since you made fire with the Bow Drill. It may be easy for some but
it was a frustratingly long lesson in anger mgmt. for me and it's been years since I have practiced. I'd be starting from scratch trying to do it in a
wilderness setting now. Bright side: you'd probably stay warm enough just trying to start the fire, Down side: all the calories you'd expend working
at, not to mention hydration concerns.
edit on 19-8-2012 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)