Surviving as an outdoorsman—indeed, surviving as a human up until just a few centuries ago—is all about resourcefulness. The efficiency with which a camper or hunter can provide for him- or herself the basic necessities in an uncivilized environment can conceivably be the difference between life and death. That may be overstating it a bit for the average weekend warrior, but the point is, it’s good to know how to start a dang fire.
You might begin your education here, with a mild-mannered German speaking man demonstrating the fine art of fire-making by utilizing an improvised bow/drill system. To keep his hand from also becoming part of the blaze, he makes use of natural detritus—first, a shell, and then, you guessed it, a regular old nut. And unlike a set of matches or flint, this handy tool comes with its own snack!Get your balls in the game! Donate to the Sean Kimerling Foundation to win the battle against testicular cancer.