Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: the shed
Hand drill in the Irish woods
Just a clip of me out creating a hand drill set from scratch in the woods.
I think a good way to develop your personal skills is to give yourself little challenges.
I usually harvest my hand drill spindle green and then dry them out artifically in the hot-press, same with the hearths. But why not try it from scratch in the woods and see if I can get fire? So i did.
The drill is Elder and the hearth is Goat Willow I had to try and discard 3 or 4 drills before i found one that would work. The secret is findign a second year shoot which is straight, thick enough, dead and dry. It cannot be decayed at all which is a problem with Elder. Finding a good drill is the hardest part. I used a peice of crampball fungus in the tinder bundle to boost the ember and give me more heat to get rid of any damp in the tinder.
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: In a forest, sitting by a lake, by a fire, with my friends.
Re: Hand drill in the Irish woods
Nice one geezar!
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Nice job, err just noticed your YouTube name, your not related to Emma are you by any chance lol
You always know when your on a good screw
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