How to Make a Fire with a Bow and Drill

How To : Make fire with a bow drill

Do you consider yourself a survivalist? Well, you can't be a survival expert if you don't know how to start a fire without a match or lighter. The bow drill is an ancient tool for making fire. The bow rotates the drill, and the friction produces enough heat to start a fire. Y ...more

How To : Use a bow and drill set to make fire

Use a bow and drill set to make fire. The spindle is extended using a deer canon bone and the chuck is yucca with a black willow bit on the top. The hand hold is an elk knuckle and the hearthboard is some kind of maple.

How To : Make a bow drill

There are various tools to be made and a number of items to be used during a disaster. One can utilize the wood logs for firewood. A bow drill can be made by just crafting the ends of a long wooden stick into necks so that plastic wires can be notched and it can be used made i ...more

How To : Plan a home fire drill

Do your children know how to get out of the house in the event of a fire? The best way to prepare your kids for a potential home fire is to have fire drills at your home. This program will offer ideas on how to make fire drills fun for everyone.

How To : Start a fire using a hand drill

This video explains how to start a fire without matches through the use of a hand drill. To start the fire, the process consists of the use of a straight stick or weed such as goldenrod to be used as a hand drill. Hold the stick between both hands while holding it against a pi ...more

How To : Start a fire with the hand drill

John Campbell instructs the audience on using the hand drill method of starting a friction fires. First, you can use a piece of cottonwood as your fire-board (in his opinion, cottonwood is the best). You need to carve a small round hole about a quarter of an inch away from the ...more

How To : Make a Fire Using the Hand Drill Method

Here's a great video that shows how make make a hand drill fire from scratch using Stone Age tools... How to make a primitive fire by rubbing two sticks together. You know, using only two sticks. And some rocks. And a caveman. And a bathroom scale to measure the downward pres ...more

How To : Use the strap drill method to start a fire

Brush up on your survival skills with help from Maine Primitive Skills School instructor Nick Spadaro. In this video, learn how to keep yourself warm on your camping trip & start a fire using the strap drill friction fire method.

How To : Use the hand drill method for making a fire

Brush up on your survival skills with help from this video conducted by Maine Primitive Skills School instructor Nick Spadaro. Keep warm on your camping trip by learning how to start a fire in the woods using the hand drill method with help from this video.

News : Light fires with a waterproof DIY piston

The fire piston is a primitive device that many claim Rudolph Diesel used as a model for his namesake engine design. Both employ the use of compression ignition. The piston compresses the air to over 800 degrees Fahrenheit. This results in the ignition of the tinder in the tip ...more

How To : World's Best Survivalism HowTo's

You're alone in the wilderness. Stranded. Hungry. Cold. What do you do? Naivety could be your downfall, but you don't need to be an Army Ranger to survive. The five most basic survival skills are fire, shelter, signaling, first aid, and food and water. Learn them. Know them. ...more

How To : Make your own fire piston

Watch this how-to video and make a lighter that never runs out of fuel and that's so simple, it can't break. It works just like a Diesel engine - as air is rapidly compressed it heats to over 800 degrees. You can make one for just a couple dollars. This video tutorial will sho ...more

How To : Do the Nike soccer drill Shoot with Andrés Iniesta

A soccer ball. A 60 metre course. Nets at either end. And an instinctive hunger for goals. That’s all you’ll need for ‘Shoot’ – the latest Nike Bootcamp Drill of the Week. Watch a maestro at work, as Barcelona’s Andrés Iniesta shows how to shake off those tired legs and fire y ...more

How To : Make a gadget electric charging station

Check this PopSci 5-Minute Project out to see how you can make your very own gadget charging station. The number of electronic devices growing in your home are spreading like wild fire, with cords tangled all over the place, just waiting to start that fire. Grab a power stri ...more

How To : Make a BBQ smoker out of a drum

In this video, we learn how to make a BBQ smoker out of a drum. First, turn the drum upside down. Next, paint the entire drum green and make vents in the side bottom of it, with covers that can be moved or set aside. Drill screw into the top of the drum then add in wood and ch ...more

How To : Make a bow and arrow from household items

In this video you will learn how to make a bow and arrow from household items. In order to do this, just follow these steps: The first thing to do is to get your tools. Get any tool that will help you to cut things. Now, you need 2 yard flags and an elastic. Take 1 yard flag a ...more

News : The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Their were many pedestrians in the scene as,they seen firefighters struggling with the horrifying disaster and they couldn't do much only continue to stare as bodies continued to drop.. Firefighters arrived at the Triangle Shirt Waist Company Fire minutes after the alarm was ...more

How To : Defeat the Ender Dragon in Minecraft the Easy Way

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. As of the 1.0 release, Minecraft has an end. That is to say, The End and the The End has Dragons. This guide is for those of who are want to visit The End and kill an Ender ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : SHAITAN

SHAITAN n pl. -S an evil spirit 60 points (10 points without the bingo) For the closing of these Halloween-themed bingo words, there's no better word than SHAITAN, the evilest of all evils, which is present in all horror movie monsters and demons. Generally speaking, SHAITA ...more

How To : Sink a pool ball into a pocket

Learn how to sink a pool ball into a pocket. What do pool sharks know that you don’t about sinking a ball? Lots. You Will Need * A pool table * Pool balls * A rack * A pool cue * A pool table * Pool balls * A rack * A pool cue Step 1. Watch the pros Spend some time watchi ...more

How To : Make your own shortbow

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you are going to learn how to make your own short bow. For this you will need a 15mm and 7mm PVC tube both of 85.5cm length, a 55.5cm long 20mm PVC tube, a 20cm long 25mm PVC tube, hammer, a wire of about 1m long, tape, nails, saw, mea ...more

How To : Do beginning archery

In this video series, our expert Charlie Labarda will show you how to fire a bow and arrow including how to select the right bow, how to shoot while standing, sitting, and kneeling, and how to use the sights. Part 1 of 20 - How to Do beginning archery. Do beginning archery - P ...more

How To : Find and gather flint in Minecraft

Want to start a fire? Make arrows for your bow? Not sure where flint is in Minecraft? It's actually right in your inventory already, you just haven't been looking hard enough! In this video you will learn how to create flint by laying gravel and destroying it multiple times un ...more

News : Deliver a baby in an emergency

For those of you who have never viewed an actual child birth, be forewarned. It is a miracle. It is not pretty. This public domain tutorial has plenty of shock, but its intention is to instruct, not offend. Officer Bob North is played by real life Dr. Heinrich Beernink, MD of ...more

How to Play Dead Space 2 : Achievement & Trophy Guide

It's currently 2011, but when you fire up your game console, put your hands on the controller and play the new Dead Space 2 video game, you're warped into the future— into the year 2511— just 3 years after the events that took place in the first Dead Space. And it's sure to be ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Build your own stilts

Tired of always having to ask tall folks to help you get stuff down from the top shelf? In this tutorial from Make Magazine, Kipkay teaches you how to build your own stilts. But while these stilts will make you taller, we don't suggest wearing them on the basketball court. Ma ...more

How To : Make a light up bubble tube

Lava lamps are cool and retro, but they can be expensive and there is a risk of fire if you leave them unattended and they tip over accidentally. By using this tutorial by Shooting Eggs, you can make your own light up bubble tube using materials you might already have around t ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Make Fireworks-Grade Charcoal

Watch this video to learn how to make high performance charcoal. This is just one of many things you'll need to know in order to get started in pyrotechnics—legally and safely. Video: . You'll need an empty paint can and lid. If there is any paint or plastic inside, you'll hav ...more

How To : Make fire without matches using a tinder bundle

This video demonstrates how to build a fire without using matches. For this, you will need the following: sticks, a leaf, and a tinder bundle. You will need to prepare your tinder bundle in advance. You will also need to prepare 2 sticks. One will need to be in the form of a h ...more

News : 20 Tricks You Didn't Know You Could Do in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our full tutorials and make sure to post to the community forum if you have any questions or cool builds you want to share. All of these tricks were taught as a part of one of our old community workshops for the 1.2.3 update, but the majo ...more

How To : Prepare your kids for fires

Get serious, stay calm, pay attention to the teacher. Don't talk. This is a serious thing: fire drills. Be prepared. They warn kids if they are not serious they may kill someone. Well, thank you FEMA-- another PSA and government effort to protect the kids!

How To : Make your own didgeridoo

Watch this music how-to video to learn how to make your own didgeridoo out of agave using the fire drilling method. This tutorial video on how to make a didgeridoo is not for beginners, as it involves chopping down the agave tree yourself and does not provide spoken instructio ...more

How To : Make a High-Powered Compressed Air Rocket Gun

In this article, I'll show you how to make a high-powered, long-range, air-powered rocket gun. This launcher is based on a sprinkler valve, a modified propane tank, and a few other components. Though not hard to make, this device is VERY dangerous! The rocket can seriously har ...more

How To : Modify a Nerf Big Bad Bow to shoot farther

In this Hobbies & Toys video tutorial you will learn how to modify a Nerf Big Bad Bow to shoot farther. Open up the front part of the shell by removing the screws. Make sure the spring on the launch piece stays together and pull out the barrel. Then dismantle the white restric ...more

News : Emergency Preparedness

The first thing you need to do in case of any emergency no matter what it is, it would be make a family plan you need to be aware on what are you going to do and this is not no option. Emergency's happen all the time it could happen right know or it may occur tomorrow it does ...more

How To : Make a Hairspray-Fueled PVC Rocket Cannon

This week, I've been working on a project that sort of takes a spin off an old-style potato gun. Using PVC pipe and the rapid combustion of hairspray, we can launch a rocket hundreds of feet into the sky. As usual for my projects, I tried to use only materials and parts that a ...more

How To : Make the y-axis rails and nut for a CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...more

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Phenomenal Woman by: Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The cur ...more

How To : Make a BB Machine Gun from a Soda Bottle

In a previous article, I showed how to make a powerful airsoft BB machine gun with a portable air supply using about $50 worth of PVC and air fittings. For this project, I have simplified the design to make a machine gun out of only 4 parts totaling about $15 that runs directl ...more

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Eric Jacqmain is one smart cookie. Borrowing from the same principles of Archimedes’ mythological death ray, the Indiana teenager used an ordinary fiberglass satellite dish and about 5,800 3/8" mirror tiles to create a solar weapon with the intensity of 5000x normal daylight. ...more

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