Hand Drill Ragged Fire Making Methodology- Shaded Scout Tutorials
Hand Drill Ragged Fire Making Methodology- Shaded Scout Tutorials
What's up guys black Scout survival and today we're going to be going over the hand drill which is a primitive fire-making technique it is the one of the most difficult techniques because you know you actually have to use your own speed and pressure but it is the simple to create the kit components because like the bow drill you need a.
Bunch of different materials you need two man-made materials to make a budget or set and that being a knife and a piece of cordage whereas a hand zero you really can just do it with nothing maybe a short rock or something like that let's talk about the components first you'll need the spindles and these also look different than the spindles of.
A bow drill they're longer and they're smaller you know ideally you want your spindle to be the length I mean the width of your pinky ideally if it's too small you'll drill right through the board of the the fire board the other thing is is that you can see there's a law larger and smaller one here the smaller it is the more rpms you're going.
To get which means the more speeds are going to get and I typically like those better but the thicker the spindle the one that goes almost to your pink pinky size is going to be the best on your hands as far as you know pain with us because uh doing the hand drill you'll get different blisters and stuff like that you use muscles you didn't know you.
Had but any kind of pithy wood or like type of stalk will do for a despendo for the hand drill you know stuff like cattail stuff like that works great and that's pithy okay guys another thing about your spindle is that I really like them being about you know two feet long with about 20 inches to 34 inches is ideal you know.
The longer the longer you're going to be able to set of driving motion on it the other thing is it needs to be pretty strong eight and are free of any twigs or anything sprouting off the side of it the next component will be your fire board and the fire board can be at the most I would say a half inch thick you.
Know any any thicker than that you're going to have some difficulty but uh I'd say write it right out of half half inch thicker a little under you know not anything that's real thin you're going to drill right through it but this is a you know both the the component seem to be very dry you know you can't go take a piece of moist wood and stuff like that.
And think you're going to create a hand drill these need to be extremely dry okay guys a few good woods to use a hand drill to make four hand drill fire set is going to be a social yuka poplar cypress willow and bass wood just to name a few cedar also works well you got to find out what's good in your area and just.
See what you have there to use for a bow drill but like I said these be extremely dry and a soft density wood to soul fuel drill or the items will crumble right in front of you so you want to make sure it's just you know good soft wood alright guys so there's two positions for the hand drill and one is your you know you kind of do like a kneeling.
Position similar to the bow drill and you'll you know basically just go down to start like this I don't really like that way that way is good if you don't have a lot of strength you know it's easier to do I like to do the sitting position where basically you sit like this and just drill down that's my preferred.
Method I like this way a lot is just a lot more comfortable but let's go ahead and get to burning in the boat the hand drill alright guys so you can see this is a fire board I've already used but basically you're going to come in about a quarter inch from the end of the board to actually drill in your next divot so.
I'm just going to go right here and just kind of work my knife around and this is just going to give you your spindle a starting point when you go to burn it in and I think that's good there all right now guys that's that holes burn in now now we're just writing notch it out and tonight I'm just going to use a salt my saw for my multi-tool and kind of just.
Go halfway you can kind of bisect that divot and just go down the middle and you know you want to come in just just shy of a half way into your hole that's good right there and now we're just going to kind of carve that out into a piece of pie and this is what multi tools are useful you know I mean you can pretty much do everything you.
Need to be and I kind of take Mount a little deeper in the under underneath then going straight up and down because that allows more oxygen to feed into that coal alright guys so you're going to need to put a catch pant underneath you know we've got to our notch our hole drilled out but you want to get it right underneath that notch to catch your coal.
And I kind of just put my foot on it like this kind of lean in and when you're doing the hand drill you want to start off by just warming the board up you don't have to exert all exert a lot of force you're just going to you know give some pressure to heat it up go a few times you know I said about two or three times full rotations and you're.
Going to go the entire length of the spindle you need to make sure you're not picking your spindle up it up whenever you're going down because you'll lose all the heat because the friction is very hard to attain and you don't want to lose any of it if you notice I'm using my entire hand length a lot of people will do this and just you see.
That's how you leave your heat but just use their palms like this that's a bad method of doing it you'll tear up your hands and you don't get as many rpm as you need and see where we get a little smoke and you can see I'm using the whole my whole hand we get smoke you speed up and use your whole hand and give downward pressure.
Check our amber we got a good burning number there now you're going to make sure you don't want to destroy it so just tap it out actually for this we'll need to use something to knock it out is it stuck in there pretty good just to hold that together all right no need to panic just let it keep burning you're going to take it and.
Dump it this embrance your tinder pile cup it up you alright guys so that was the hand drill fire I just want to go over a few tips before I sign off a lot of times when you first start doing the hand drill you'll wind up polishing the tip and if you keep on doing it it won't really be.
Effective so you can either take your you know knife like from your multi-tool or something like that and shaved off the polished section the charge section or you can either rub it on a hard rock and that's just what I do rub across a rock another thing is is whenever you're using a when you're making your divot you want to start off with a fresh dip.
It because usually each hole only lasts around two to three times and when you sort of fresh divot it actually helps you it makes it quicker you can actually start it quicker than starting on a freshman on an old hole because if you see how deep this hole is you're actually stopping your drilling motion the sides of it is and because it's.
Making contact it slows you down and doesn't work as well another thing like I was saying with thee you want to use your whole hand momentum like this right here a lot of people do this you know the short stroking you want to go the complete with your hands and it makes it a lot easier but the hand drill you know he's primitive.
Fire-making technique what I rely on it never this is one of those skills like you know I'm former military so if I ever got down to well if I was deployed if I ever got down to rub it sticks together I have really felt my mission and lack preparation so you know if you're prepared to envision you won't want to bet how to do this is this good.
To practice to know how to do yes but it's just something that I wouldn't rely on and it's good to know as a backup but let it be a backup but if you got questions or comments about this video drop them below and please check out black Scouts of allcom for more tips and tutorials and as always thanks for watching.
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