Day 9: Cedar Bow Drill – Fire By Friction!

Today Chris demonstrates the bow drill method of fire by friction, using western red cedar you can get at any lumber store – the best way to make your first fire by friction, building good habits and success before gathering fire materials in your own environment which adds a lot more challenge for continued learning.

Kim will also demonstrate how to “splice” material into your rope so it can be as long as you want, plus how to “double reverse wrap” it to make it twice as thick.  We’ll end today with the song “Trees Are On Fire” by Ken Lonnquist whose music you can find at

It’s March 24, 2020 – Day 9 of our “You Healthy? Go Outside!” Quarantine Broadcasts – Family Friendly Music & Earth Skills Activities with Kim & Chris Chisholm.

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