Bow Drill Kit
Learn the primitive art of fire by friction, with materials you’d actually find in the woods (minus para-cord). If you’d like to watch one of our kits being crafted and in action, check out our video below!
Since 2004, I’ve been using the bow drill for starting fires, teaching survival classes, and teaching boy-scout and girl-scout classes. I learned these skills at Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracking School, along with much trial and error!
Bow Drill Kit made from wild-crafted materials.
- cedar board with two starter holes
- cedar spindle
- hand hold made of either birch, Quaking Aspen, or ash
- bundle of natural fire starting tinder, which includes wood shavings, birch bark, and cattail down
- wood bow with para-cord string
The photo is of a sample kit. Being the kits are created with wild crafted materials, each one is unique so their appearance varies. Depending on the type of wood used to make the bow, the bark may be peeled off.
This is our first video made about the primitive art of fire starting using a bow drill kit. Start at 6:10 to get to the fire starting portion or watch the whole video to learn how to create your own kit from scratch.
Check out our bow drill kit reviews here at our Etsy shop!
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