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Alternative postures for bow drilling   Recently updated !

A month ago I posted a video in which I talked about the component parts of a bow drill set, including different approaches to bow drilling and a number of different materials that you could use for each of those component parts.  I followed that one up with a video showing how to make a bow drill […]

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Alternative bow drilling methods

This post was originally published in Issue 17 of The Bushcraft Journal in August 2017. In the last issue of The Bushcraft Journal I looked at bow drilling posture and technique.  What I described works for most people most of the time, but there are situations where people aren’t able to adopt the posture that […]

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bow drilling | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

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I’ve written about fire by friction previously in this post in 2013 and it’s not a bad post by any means.  But I wrote this article last year for The Bushcraft Journal and started from scratch, so there are many similarities between the two but also a few differences that reflect how I’ve been continually […]