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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by lechnerd, Oct 21, 2018.
Uhm, so you chained a kid up and got arrested?
Oops, my bad. Lech did not post that...
You really have to admire the commitment to primitive camping with two truckloads of supplies and setting up next to electricity and running water. Going to be like watching an episode of survivor!
I did a trial run in the garage and had good success getting an ember or coal.
First things first start with your spindle, rounded side up, in between your cordage and bow. Wrap the cordage one time around the spindle by flipping the spindle so that the rounded side is face down now. If the tension of your cordage is just right the spindle and cordage will make a snap when you flip it. This takes a little practice but getting your cordage on your bow the right length is key.
Once you do this put the sharper, narrower end of your spindle in your handhold (don’t forget to mash a wet leaf in the divot of your hand hold, we don’t want a fire in your hand!). Place the rounded end in the fireboard divot. Place gentle pressure down on the spindle through your hand hold. Push and pull the bow back and forth with a steady cadence. If the cordage is slipping around the spindle your cordage needs to be tighter. If you are doing it right the spindle will create friction with the fireboard as it spins.
Do we have any bow drill experts here to critique? Marty Kaan ?
NilesIrish put down your iced Starbucks latte and your pokemon game and pay attention in this thread, might put a hair or two on your chest.
What is this, a cooler for ants?
Ok so when you spin for a minute or so you should get your “burn in”:
Note the char on the rounded end of the spindle and fireboard. Next take your knife to that rounded end and flake off the charred wood. You want fresh wood when you do the real thing. Get back to spinning, once you see smoke increase your stroke intensity for one full minute. Your ember should fall into the v-shaped cut in your fireboard. I put a green leaf under it (you can see my ember on the green leaf in the pic above) to catch the ember.
Carefully transfer the smoking ember to your tinder pile. Blow on it gently but consistently. Give it Oxygen! Once the tinder catches put it in your fire pit underneath larger tinder/small branches and as that rages add a small log.
Sit back and enjoy your man-made fire!
Happy camping everyone!
Smoke isn't a sign to stop, it's a sign to speed up!
You guys mock the Pelican but it’s the best cooler on the market.
Yeti is that guy that only works his biceps at the gym, doing “curls for the girls”. All show.
Pelican is the guy who works his triceps at the gym understanding they are the real workhorse of the arms.
I just wanted to know the pre-chill time.
30 min, tops
What muscles are most important in building a bow drill fire? I want to work on my stroke intensity
Best on the market, indeed!
Why did you set up camp next to the bathrooms?
iirc one of his kids likes to eat poop so it was the most logical site
i love this area in Texas. Best spot for changing of the colors
Thank you for what you bring to the board, lech
I've found it's also the best spot for doctors pretending to be survivalists watching. Bring your binoculars!
regardless, garner state park is legit
What vintage blue bell did you bring on this excursion?
Yikes, didn't expect this from you
Hey now, I get a kick out of everyone's bundled undies he causes
Didn't think of you as someone who would promote a doctor encouraging an admittedly depressed person to kill themselves tbh. But you do you
Welp fuck that, shtick or not
Liked for exclamation point emphasis on fire safety.
It's nice that the Wi-Fi held up for your image searches
bup for the snowpacalypse
hope everyone word doc'd lech's post before the internet goes out