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A different fire-by-friction technique - insanely easy and fast compared to every other method

 
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I did this last night. Success on my very first attempt of trying it, and it worked perfectly.

According to some other videos you can do this with naturally found fibres as well, and with different filler materials.

 
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Will have to try this with cattails.
 
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Thanks
 
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It's important to remember that he's mostly showing Step 1. Getting that delicate bit of heat upgraded to a fire will take the right sort of secondary  material, then kindling to keep it growing!

His system certainly looked easier than many techniques I've seen for getting that first bit of smoke happening!
 
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Jay Angler wrote:It's important to remember that he's mostly showing Step 1. Getting that delicate bit of heat upgraded to a fire will take the right sort of secondary  material, then kindling to keep it growing!

His system certainly looked easier than many techniques I've seen for getting that first bit of smoke happening!



The ember you create with this is surprisingly long lived and durable. I did three in a row to practice. The first one was still a hot usable ember once I had the third one going. Maybe about 4 minutes?

And yes, you need a bunch of stuff in a nest to kindle a flame. That is a separate skill, but comparatively easy compared to most ways of getting an ember.
 
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