Pump Fire Drill- The Iroquois invented this ingenious pump drill, which uses a flywheel to generate friction. The crossbar and flywheel are made of hardwood; the spindle and fireboard are made from softwoods (as in the ha
Chewing Gum + AA Battery = Fire Starter - Tear a Foil-Backed Wrapper Into an Hourglass Shape. Touch the Foil to the Positive and Negative Battery Terminals. The Electrical Current will Cause the Wrapper to Ignite and Light a Candle or Tinder.
We learned this in survival training when I was in the Navy. The Dakota fire hole - conserves wood while minimizing smoke and light from the fire. it also helps cut the light and smoke that can be seen by others or, eh hem, Walkers.