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Friction Fire Making

Friction fire making is a wonderful pursuit that teaches the student much more than how to make a fire.  The tree and plant species are followed through the seasons to learn their intricate details. 


I practiced the bow drill and hand drill methods for years before seeing actual sets in museum collections.  After personal examination of many archaeological sets from several ancient cultures, we have come up with a balance of design measurements that will work well for any student.  Our sets here are optimally designed to teach this skill, so that students can not only succeed, but be able to make their own sets properly in the future. 

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