The bow drill fire starter has been around for thousands of years. It is an ancient tool that was used to make a fire before matches were invented. You rotate the bow with a string like a drill producing enough friction and heat to start a fire. Imagine you're lost in the woods on a camping trip. You have no matches or lighters and it is becoming dark. With material you can find in the wilderness you can build a bow drill and start a fire.
On the next page is a simple way to make an ancient DIY bow drill for starting a fire.