There are many fire making techniques out there, some very simple and others a bit more time consuming.
One day we may find ourselves out of lighters and matches and while a good prepper and survivalist will have other methods of getting that flame going they should always have an alternative waiting in the wings; something to hold onto when striking that flint, for whatever reason, cannot be accomplished.
Here we have the pump drill, an early but effective form of fire starting that works as well today as it did back in ancient Rome.
What makes it work? Greek fire? No, not quite. It has everything to do with a pump action, rope, and the right wood to use for your homemade pump drill.
After the break watch the video as an expert shows how it works and also gives us the rundown on parts and how to put the pump together!