Survival Skills: A Fascinating Video on Making a Cord Drill and Pump Drill

So you know how to build a fire – but what happens after that? Youtube channel Primitive Technology shows us how to create two types of drills that can make fire as well, but also opens up a whole host of possibilities for new tools and shelter techniques.

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  • Reply February 16, 2016


    This was cool! thanks for sharing!

  • Reply February 16, 2016


    I am now ready for my Survivor audition or a Hyatt without cable. Either way, it’s roughing it.

  • Reply February 17, 2016

    Alex Bear

    You know, its been less than a week since that survey, and already seeing great things. More articles than usual (and its only wednesday), I asked for outdoorsy and DIY stuff (here it is), lots of editor interaction lately… keep up the great work.

    • Reply February 17, 2016


      Awesome!! I really appreciated your comments, so many great ideas in the survey results, I’m super excited. 🙂

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