Necessity is the mother of all inventions – this how we evolved from being a caveman to present day modern man. We have come so far, from primitive skills to the most advanced and sophisticated technology we enjoy today. But what if you come into a situation where you got stranded in the wild without anything you need, no electricity, gadgets, modern tools, nothing? How will you survive?
Well you can start by making a fire. Somehow, making fire from the scratch is a pain in the ass. Having said that, YouTuber Primitive Technology did something amazing that could help us make fire the easier way.
This modern-day caveman had already built himself a hut and tools using only natural materials in the wild and made it barehanded.
Of course, being a caveman is not complete without making fire in an old fashion way – using a stick and dry plants.
While he still prefers to make fire the old ways, he thought of making a ‘cord drill’ fire maker to prevent hand blisters
He wrote, “Cord drill is basically a spindle with a fly wheel attached so it looks like a spinning top. The middle of a piece of cord is then put into a notch at the top of the spindle. The ends of the cord are then wrapped around the spindle and then pulled quickly outwards causing the drill to spin. The momentum of the fly wheel causes the cord to wrap back around the spindle in the other direction. When it stops the cords are pulled outwards again and the drill spins in the other direction.”
Interestingly, he upgraded his cord drill to pump drill, again using only natural stuff.