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    Thumbs up My First Bow Drill Fire !!!

    well i've been trying on and off to get a fire going just messing around. lately i've been really trying and i finally did it. took time to get everything right and it all payed off. wish i took a video of it but i did get a pic, you can see it just starting up after i got my tinder bundle to flame up. oh yea dont mind the pink line i used its all i could find in my parent garage. i believe the would i used was some type of gray birch. anyway alfter the fire was going i was looking around for some hot dogs but couldn't find any so me my brother and my dad enjoyed an ice cold beer.

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    great job!
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    Good Job CKjeep84!

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    Congratulations. If it was like it was for me, It was a pretty awesome feeling. It just makes you that much more confident and "at home" in the wilderness.

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    yea it was great sitting there thinking about it. was like i gave birth to a child or something, i know that sounds crazy but i'm sure some of you felt the same way with your first fire.

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    Congratulations! I've never succeeded at this yet; black dust and smoke, but no coal. Guys like you inspire me to keep trying; thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKjeep84 View Post
    yea it was great sitting there thinking about it. was like i gave birth to a child or something, i know that sounds crazy but i'm sure some of you felt the same way with your first fire.
    Congrats!

    Lot of symbolism in friction fire and you gave a great analogy many primitive cultures identified with in creating a new life... fire. Not hard to figure out what is the male part and female part, and the coal being the womb.

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    Congrats CKjeep84 !!

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    Welcome to the bowdrill club brother. Ain't nothin' like the first time. Or the second, or third...

    Congratulations and keep up the fine work.

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