Firecraft (18)

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Bow drill, Friction fire

Has any one come across a suitable, readily available wood, in NZ that is good for friction fire? I have tried some Pine and got smoke but…

Started by Scott Hamilton

36 Apr 21, 2012
Reply by Ray Saunders


flint fire

Hi Nathan, I think what might help you quite a bit would be to make some char cloth which is mainly cotton material cut into small squares…

Started by Ray Saunders

0 Apr 20, 2012



Many years ago i had the fortunate experience of being accepted into the "deercullers" training school at Dipflat on the Wairau river out o…

Started by Rod Thompson

0 Feb 25, 2012


Water Proof BIC mini Lighter

I happen to like lighters and cary my firesteel as a back up only but yes lighter can get wet so I made up a waterproof cap for a BIC mini…

Started by Talbert de Jong

1 Jul 11, 2011
Reply by Ryan Johnson-Hunt


Different Bowdrill Techniques

Having been a bowdriller for many years, I've learned from others and my own experiments that there are a lot of ways to use a bowdrill oth…

Started by John Pilgrim

0 Jul 11, 2011


Tinder fungi

I noticed a reference to tinder fungi in a post on firecraft and decided a separate discussion could be beneficial.There is a lot of knowle…

Started by barnsey

0 Jan 28, 2011


Fire from water

Wilderness Survival Fire From WaterText, photos, and demonstration by Rob Bicevskis    Photo and demo by Ron Bicevskis The b…

Started by Talbert de Jong

0 Jul 26, 2010


Fire from Ice

Check this out!   Anyone of you ever managed to do this?   I reck…

Started by Talbert de Jong

0 Jul 20, 2010


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