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Fire is special to us all. Captivating and entrancing us as the flames flicker into the night sky, we are reminded of our connection to the Earth. As we burn wood we say thank you to our brothers and sisters the plant people who have given their lives that we may be warm and survive.

There are many different ways to start fire primitively, our favorite to begin with is the bow drill method. This works by producing friction as the spindle spins back and forth. It’s all about technique.
It looks easy, but it takes years master (we’re still working on it!).

Treat fire with respect and it will look after you. When you have worked so hard for fire you develop a friendship with it.

Remember to be safe with your fires. Make sure they are well extinguished.

Check out our Bow Drill pictures and Hand Drill Video to see how its done.

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