Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Gaucho Fire Drill

I found yet another method of fire by friction. This one seems pretty unique to me, I don't recall ever seeing it in any of my scouting-survival-bushcraft-outdoors type of books.

Worth giving a try.... I think it might work very well with a nice socket and a more traditional type of fire board/ hearth on the ground.

The picture appears to show the "gaucho" standing upright and leaning into a tree. I would imagine that you just twirl the drill...

I'll take some pictures and report how well it works if I get "round to it."


Anonymous said...

Looks like you are an expert in this field, you really got some great points there, thanks.

- Robson

backcountrybowhunter said...

Well, not an expert, but thanks anyway. Just a curious student who likes primitive fire starting methods, and I hadn't run into this type before. Thanks for checking in!