(Video) Survivalists Rave About This Forgotten Fire Technique


Need to start a fire but don't have access to matches, a lighter, or even a ferro rod? Relax, humans have been making fires like this for tens of thousands of years. Check out two of the most amazing methods in the video below.

Watching this process from start to finish is jaw-dropping. This survivalist really makes it look incredibly easy. However, many people will see this and shy away from it, thinking that the whole process of drilling a stone and making a rope is far more trouble than it's worth.

They wouldn't be saying that, though, after struggling with a spindle for two hours only to collapse on the floor of the shelter with nothing to show for it but angry blisters on their hands.

Taking the extra time to do something right is always the best way when it comes to survival. You may not get a chance to give it another shot.

This video is exceptional and the skill is absolutely timeless. If you want to learn more primitive survival skills that are just as jaw-dropping as this one, then you should check out more videos like this!


  1. Scott Rickard said:

    I dont know who this guy is but I sure do enjoy watching him and what he does.

  2. Tommy Rod said:

    I didn’t watch this video, but the guy in the picture has a youtube channel called Primitive Technology. I highly recommend it.
    This guy can do some neat stuff with no modern tools at all.

  3. Brian Collins said:

    I believe this guy is in Australia. Absolutely love his website and videos. Very impressive

  4. Brian Collins said:

    I believe this guy is in Australia. His website is great and has lots of other videos to watch. He is very skillful and knowledgeable. He just does it for hobby but this guy would have no trouble surviving anywhere. Very impressive

  5. Mike Lemmon said:

    Pretty nifty! I think I’m going to stick with my flint and steel!

  6. Steven LaRose said:

    Yes he does and I too recommend it … he doesn’t speak at all he just shows you how things were done with no modern tools

  7. Fred-Tracy Easton said:

    This guybis the best survival guy in youtube and his channel is called primitive technology and i hope he keeps making more vids. His videos are the best cause theyre staight to the point well filmed and most importantly theres no aimless droning irrellevant stupid talking ….only showing. If he does talk though he should ecplain the sand clay ratios in his clay objects snd house.

  8. Tarah Wolf said:

    I like this guy! You’d definitely want this guy in your camp!

  9. Mike Kelly said:

    That dude is legit. He walks into the woods with nothing and builds a whole house, including clay tiles for the roof. I love watching his videos.