Build a cord drill and pump drill using just wood and stone! Primitive Technology!
Are you interested in learning some awesome off grid techniques? Learn how to Build a cord drill and pump drill using just wood and stone! Primitive Technology! Thanks to the Primitive Technology channel on YouTube, you can learn how to thrive in an off grid environment with their helpful off grid tips and tricks. In our current era, many people have forgotten how to do these simple things that were once a part of everyday life in the past. But what if there were a natural disaster or something happened that forced you to go off grid? Or if you are planning to go off grid eventually, you will want to stock up on off grid wisdom like this great post that will assist you in doing things in a primitive way, using the easiest options. Most of the things we take for granted, sometimes daily, started out as very primitive techniques like this chord drill and pump drill and evolved as time went on making it easier and easier for humans to start fires, drill holes and essentially be prepared for anything that comes their way. This is what Primitive Technology's YouTube channel is all about, empowering others to know how to survive in the wilderness.
We have all seen the primitive scene, a man sitting around, scratching his head, and then finding two sticks to rub together or two stones to hit against each other to cause a spark. This was how fire was first created by humans, and it worked beautifully. When you are choosing to live an off grid lifestyle, this means that you might choose to take yourself out of all grids, not just the electric grid. Which means that you might want to do things as simply as possible, using no store bought items. So a skill like fire starting would be quite crucial to you in your day to day life to cook your food, and to keep warm. Starting a fire this primitive way is caused by friction. Friction as we know is two surfaces rubbing together in a way where the two objects resist force between each other. Because no surface is completely flat, when two things are rubbing against each other, they catch on each other's irregularities which causes the surfaces to attract molecules that create chemical bonds to each other. The work that we do rubbing the sticks together, creates the energy that is needed to create thermal energy, which is heat and then it sparks. The sparks are then able to catch onto dry fibrous tinder like dry leaves, or grass, which starts the fire and then the smaller pieces of wood can be added which will catch fire, and then the larger pieces of wood will be added to sustain the fire for as long as it takes to burn them up.
This great YouTube off grid video is a great way to learn a way to create fire without having to use so much of your energy. When you use your hands, as we are shown in the video, you will end up getting horrible and painful calluses over time. When he shows us how to build and use the chord drill and the pump drill, you will see in his demonstration that there is quite minimal effort in using these two primitive technologies. Both require you to get crafty and have some fun by making these tools out of materials you can find in your natural environment, and they both are able to start fires successfully. If you are keen to learn how to create these amazing off grid fire starting tools then watching this video will get you started and keep you inspired by how many things you can do with just the materials that nature provides.
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