What methods do I use for welcoming fire? The clue is in my name 😀
I can’t actually remember the last time I didn’t use friction fire for “lighting” an outdoor fire - over 5 or 6 years ago at least maybe more (I may have “played” with other methods but not for consciously welcoming fire)
Friction fire is my way, my passion, my practice , my calling - and I use it every opportunity I have so if a fire needs welcoming by me it shall be by rubbing sticks together.
The 4 main friction methods I use now are:
( I have also experimented lots with various variations inc pump drill, mouth drill, arm bow drill, pedal drill, fire saw, coat hanger bow drill, stationary bow drill, kitchen utensil bow drill etc , lots of variations of bow drill and have lots of fun doing so 😀 there is a humorous side to me too 😀that sometimes comes out in ritual - ritual does not always need to be serious
I own a ferro rod and have used one on occasion (let’s just say they are not for me - I don’t like them)
I do have a fire piston for demos
I can’t get on with flint and steel either but I don’t need to - friction fire is my path 😀
We have lost the knowledge and skills and in Europe part of our cultural heritage (neid fire) was buried and taken away from us - it is my calling to try and help rekindle our connection to fire in a sacred way through rubbing sticks.
Fire ritual was once a huge part of our cultural heritage.
SHFF now offers Journey with Fire experiences - contact Ian @sacredhearthfrictionfire for more info
Blessings on the ancestral fire 🔥 Ian 🙏
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