Campfire Bow Drill Kit: How to Start a Campfire with Friction
Campfire Bow Drill Kit: How to Start a Campfire with Friction
This Campfire Bow Drill, hand-crafted from kiln dried cotton wood, introduces the primitive method of starting a fire with friction instead of matches.
The fireboard is unsanded and rough. The bow, spindle rod and bearing block are sanded smooth. The bow is strung with para-cord and one end of the bow is wrapped in a thick, padded foam-like material. Oakum or jute rope is included to form a nest to catch embers.
You will need to supply your own dried tinder, such as dried grass or dried and shredded bark. It’s also recommended in the directions, though not required, that you provide a coal catcher under your fire board to help catch embers. Examples of a coal catcher are a flat stone, a piece of leather or some semi-dry (as in some moisture still there) leaves. If a coal catcher is not used, it is recommended to have the area under and around your fireboard scraped free of anything that may ignite from embers.
This fire bow is not a toy. It is meant to start an actual fire and as such is not recommended to be given to children under 13 years without an adult supervising, guiding and demonstrating at all times. For kids 13 and older, it is still recommended an adult supervise at all times simply due to the risk of fire.
This fun forest school activity should be supervised by an adult at all times, but with patience and practice, kids can learn a handy survival skill.
- Campfire Bow Drill
- Starting a Campfire with Friction
- Kiln-dried Cottonwood
- Includes bow, spindle rod, bearing block, fireboard, kindling & instructions
⚠️ WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
⚠️ WARNING: FIRE HAZARD - Not for children under 13 years. Adult supervision required at all times for all children.
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