How To Make a Fire By Rubbing Sticks

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  • Cast away on a deserted island? Here's a survival technique for making a fire with the most basic of resources. How to make a fire rubbing 2 sticks together!

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    A friction fire made by the "Fire Plow" method is not as easy as it looks. Practicing with the right woods and techniques is invaluable to being prepared for an actual emergency. I used dried wild hibiscus wood, which in my experience is the easiest wood to do this with. I've heard that dried sotol wood is also very easy.

    The Samoans say that any type of wood can be used to make a friction fire, and it's important that both sticks come from the same piece of wood.

    I've tried many different woods and been successful with amazing amounts of smoke, but thus far haven't had any success in developing a coal. It's probably my technique, which I hope I can master over time, but I've found very little information on the subject, and nobody who's actually done it with wood other than hibiscus or sotol.
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Comments: 1 611

  • Dylanfoxay gameh
    Dylanfoxay gameh 1 day ago

    grnt hat if you don't have those tree or not at that toy eof stranded place with coconuts and that tree type

  • Matthew Wiens
    Matthew Wiens 13 days ago

    does not work

  • AboveTheClouds ATC
    AboveTheClouds ATC 13 days ago

    this dude copy the samoans way

  • Bobby Campbell
    Bobby Campbell 16 days ago

    👍

  • TheFlyingRat
    TheFlyingRat 25 days ago

    anyone in 2017

  • theoriginalbillholt
    theoriginalbillholt 25 days ago

    I just saw the number of subscribers Grant has. He strikes me as a very gainfully employed science geek of some sort, but at this point he must be able to live off of a YouTube monetization agreement. YouTube is highly secretive about their 'invitation only' compensation structure. I heard some cryptic hints about it a couple of years back. They must have offered a deal for this channel. 7,844,580 subscribers. 3,176,196 views on this video alone. The King of Random's crown has to be pure gold.

  • Fiona Corea Baltodano

    Cool

  • dannyoman
    dannyoman 25 days ago

    you fraud you , you got the idea of Wilson he told you about MY invention DIDN'T HE !!¡! RRrR hahaha

  • G E G A
    G E G A 26 days ago

    Awesome ;) I Thought It Would Be Difficult to make Sharp Stick without knife,but it is able with sharp rock too :) so i can do sharp stick and second stick for this first one too:) Thanks bro <3 i always thought that rock would be perfect for it

  • # 0ne
    # 0ne 28 days ago

    it's funny how primitive humans thousands of years ago we're able to do this but now we are more advanced but we have to look up how to do this guess what they didn't have YouTube😮

  • Enderwarlord123
    Enderwarlord123 1 month ago

    This is why your phone has an emergency call

  • Alpha or Elite
    Alpha or Elite 1 month ago

    If you were on a island you could boil the water and drink it. I think an island is the best place to get trapped on because theres crab and food that goes to shore.

  • Prank master King
    Prank master King 1 month ago

    My question is can you weld something to getter upswing something freezing cold

  • TerrorizedTaco22
    TerrorizedTaco22 1 month ago

    if we were stranded watching this viedo on our phone wouldnt we just call for help?

  • TheFrozenHawk
    TheFrozenHawk 1 month ago

    i may have accidentally started a fire in my backyard....

  • NoshGames
    NoshGames 1 month ago

    It's a hiBISQUEus tree?
    👍🏻if you get it.

  • Dax 325
    Dax 325 1 month ago

    Wilson? is that you? How'd you get here!? welp..

  • HedgeSir
    HedgeSir 1 month ago

    who else is watching this in 2017?

  • Alphacatface
    Alphacatface 1 month ago

    type i like cats if you like cats

  • Peter Holland
    Peter Holland 1 month ago

    you are very POSH

  • Blocked AkaPandaPoacher

    Yes because we will watch THIS video while being stranded on an island lol

  • The HugeNerdPlayz
    The HugeNerdPlayz 1 month ago

    Wow this deserted island has a great wifi connection!!

    • zr0hz
      zr0hz 1 month ago

      cell phone towers disguised as coconut trees :P


  • Rohit Patel
    Rohit Patel 1 month ago

    by the way I love this channel so no affence

    how do you watch a YouTube video without internet-_- in a island

  • TheNoobs
    TheNoobs 2 months ago

    what if you don't have coca nuts

  • Mighty_EagleGaming
    Mighty_EagleGaming 2 months ago

    I should be going to bed

  • Jack Wang
    Jack Wang 2 months ago

    Cast away is an amazing movie

  • Carlton Banks
    Carlton Banks 2 months ago

    Bruh, tell me that was time lapse.

  • Steel Hoof 8-30
    Steel Hoof 8-30 2 months ago

    so what wood types work best? does anyone know.

  • Chris
    Chris 2 months ago

    Worked great for me! After 2 hours of rubbing my stick against my sleeping friends face he started on fire. Thanks!

  • Ended
    Ended 2 months ago

    How to make a "fire' by "rubbing sticks" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • ENDRproductions
    ENDRproductions 2 months ago

    Can you guys please check out our channel? It's funny!! Thanks :)

  • Imbetterthanu
    Imbetterthanu 2 months ago

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  • Mckenzie Ross
    Mckenzie Ross 2 months ago

    get of the youtube channel you are rubbish were no t intrested boo boo boo

  • Byron Poliah
    Byron Poliah 2 months ago

    do u even make any more videos ?

  • Sarah Ivey
    Sarah Ivey 3 months ago

    make cotten candy out chocalate

  • Biker 423
    Biker 423 3 months ago

    soon he is gonna start a car with a patato

  • Ryan Flores
    Ryan Flores 3 months ago

    yet he still had access to a camera XD

  • Diamond Hollow Gamer 2.0

    "And now you simply rub the sticks together"... (Many hours later) "err, it might take a while"

  • Exploding Bullets
    Exploding Bullets 3 months ago

    I'm whatching these vids just in case I ever need these this info

  • Hose
    Hose 3 months ago

    This is faster than bear grills rubbing sticks together

  • theapocilip
    theapocilip 3 months ago

    One thing this vid doesn't mention or do. HAVE ALL TINDER AND KINDLING AT YOUR SIDE AND READY.

  • sony Huu
    sony Huu 3 months ago

    can it be any type of sticks?

  • Logan Castaneda
    Logan Castaneda 3 months ago

    Me: Oh darn, im trapped on an island.
    *Watches youtube*
    Me: Welp, time to start a fire

  • TheLegend 21
    TheLegend 21 3 months ago

    next video: how to find tom hanks on an island

  • Karl Pilkington
    Karl Pilkington 3 months ago

    Love your videos grant

  • Profight er
    Profight er 4 months ago

    And how would we watch this video if we were stranded

    • Its Static
      Its Static 4 months ago

      Profight er REMEMBER. have you ever heard of it. it's when you access older memories.


  • jayme belonge
    jayme belonge 4 months ago

    what is this method called i know bow drill or hand drill but what is this one called?

  • Mark Frost
    Mark Frost 4 months ago

    how long did it take to get it to smokeing

  • gorillaboi 755
    gorillaboi 755 4 months ago

    that's the samoan way we in the south Pacific

  • videogame kaboom
    videogame kaboom 4 months ago

    What kind of wood

  • Daniel Sanchez
    Daniel Sanchez 4 months ago

    great

  • Jared Angst
    Jared Angst 4 months ago

    Cool

  • Kae Valdez
    Kae Valdez 4 months ago

    this video save my life

  • robert kline
    robert kline 4 months ago

    That's pretty cool never know what's gonna happen around the next corner

  • Ligh† Yagami
    Ligh† Yagami 4 months ago

    Just use lighter men XDDD

  • ProCelestialEmpire
    ProCelestialEmpire 4 months ago

    This seems much more convenient and easier than drill fire?

  • Erham Roslan
    Erham Roslan 4 months ago

    ahh....I miss the old intro

  • Lê Bình
    Lê Bình 4 months ago

    what's the name of the island grant

  • MrBlueKing
    MrBlueKing 4 months ago

    Ij

  • Michael Banks
    Michael Banks 4 months ago

    Does pine wood work, with pinecones as tinder?

  • Andrew C
    Andrew C 4 months ago

    must u used hibiscus wood

  • Stugots666x
    Stugots666x 5 months ago

    After I have made fire, next comes the Bow and arrow and I will return home someday and become......????????

  • Kamran 1025
    Kamran 1025 5 months ago

    Im stranded on a island with an iPad watching this video. I have wifi and I can call 911 or whoever. I would just do all of that work for nothing instead of calling for help. Jeez.







    I still love this vid tho! :D

    • Erik Schauer
      Erik Schauer 4 months ago

      Kamran 1025 z


    • Kamran 1025
      Kamran 1025 4 months ago

      Aurora Obsidian so they can rescue me.... DUUH!


    • Aurora Obsidian
      Aurora Obsidian 4 months ago

      Kamran 1025 I don't know why you would call 911, though.


  • DogeDude4Life
    DogeDude4Life 5 months ago

    i did this in my back yard and i almsot burned down the fence 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Onion Rings
    Onion Rings 5 months ago

    Hopefully I have my phone and wifi when I'm stranded so I can watch this.

  • Dilip Suthar
    Dilip Suthar 5 months ago

    through remote away

  • Jason Kim
    Jason Kim 5 months ago

    I realized that if there is no coconut husk around, only coconuts, you can use the method in his how to open coconuts without any tools to get a lot off husk

  • TheGamingWolf1000
    TheGamingWolf1000 5 months ago

    How would I do this in a deciduous forest rather than an island?

  • Howto Paperairplane
    Howto Paperairplane 5 months ago

    So sure who doesn't have an iPad/phone in a survival situation

  • ColtBrony
    ColtBrony 5 months ago

    Hey Grant, the left-bottom teaser-video at the end of the main video links to the fire piston video (whereas it should link to the solar scorcher one). Just letting you know~ :)

  • captain peyton
    captain peyton 5 months ago

    its what samoans did to start a fire

  • Hirikaya Ren
    Hirikaya Ren 5 months ago

    how do i know if it's a softwood or hardwood

    • Kiisutaja
      Kiisutaja 5 months ago

      You'll know if the wood is hard.(Insert lennyface)


    • -leo182 -
      -leo182 - 5 months ago

      soft wood is chalky


  • Nugget Dugget
    Nugget Dugget 5 months ago

    LOOK AT WHAT I HAVE CREATED

  • Master Mind
    Master Mind 5 months ago

    the only thing i started by rubbing the wood is some wet tissues

  • Erik Wohlfarth
    Erik Wohlfarth 5 months ago

    thanks

  • Ishfaqul Abrar
    Ishfaqul Abrar 6 months ago

    if I were to go to collage what would I studied to be like u

    • TrollStorm
      TrollStorm 6 months ago

      Ishfaqul Abrar You have to learn some basic English first to get your grammar right


  • Swagmittens
    Swagmittens 6 months ago

    thanks, I'm a pyromaniac and you just made my day.

  • The legend gamer
    The legend gamer 6 months ago

    Wait but if you're a kid an you're not to strong enough how will you survive

  • ONE CANNOT SIMPLY DENY RYDON

    Wait... you said to imagine that we have only our clothes, so where did an electronic happen to pop up and allow you access to YouTube??

    • SuperDuperGirl15
      SuperDuperGirl15 5 months ago

      Piggy & Pucky watch this and remember when you need it


  • Sylveon Is the best
    Sylveon Is the best 6 months ago

    1:43 FAIL!!!!

  • Crundee
    Crundee 6 months ago

    eny sticks

  • leon lewis24
    leon lewis24 6 months ago

    how long do you keep rubbing the sticks

  • Batelfeildslayr
    Batelfeildslayr 7 months ago

    Oh my gosh ughh that first part was so cringy 😬😅🙂🙃😆😂

  • kana mama
    kana mama 7 months ago

    That's fire wood

  • slainse
    slainse 7 months ago

    How are you supposed to know this when you're on the island without internet?

  • lori hayes
    lori hayes 7 months ago

    hi

  • Skywtaker Is here
    Skywtaker Is here 7 months ago

    Fire is 50000 f

  • Captain_Casta Plays
    Captain_Casta Plays 7 months ago

    Just found your channel. Great intro dude!😁

  • arvie podador
    arvie podador 7 months ago

    hard working

  • Rohit Patnaik
    Rohit Patnaik 7 months ago

    we have to rub the sticks for how much time?

  • Pamela Schramke
    Pamela Schramke 7 months ago

    Prepare your tinder bundle BEFORE you have a coal! If it's not a strong coal, it could go out while you're playing with your tinder. 😉

  • Loving Kiki
    Loving Kiki 7 months ago

    what.. you have bend cast away

  • oliver moors
    oliver moors 8 months ago

    He got this from the Samoans

  • Slunkee
    Slunkee 8 months ago

    "sticks" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Grant Thompson -

    [✓] Survival guide: http://amzn.to/2curUSy

    • Maylee Snakes
      Maylee Snakes 3 months ago

      I think I saw a boat when you are on the island.


    • ANN Channel
      ANN Channel 5 months ago

      Grant Thompson - "The King of Random" hi


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      Vignesh scorpion 5 months ago

      Grant Thompson - "The King of Random"


    • buonsam ksor
      buonsam ksor 6 months ago

      Grant Thompson - "The King of Random" your the best youtuber 😉


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      Esteban Romero 6 months ago

      Grant Thompson - "The King of Random" Thank you very much!


  • ARC-77 Fordo
    ARC-77 Fordo 8 months ago

    WiiiiiiiiLLLSOOOOOOOOON IM SORRY WIIIIILSOOOOOON

  • Christopher Ferguson
    Christopher Ferguson 8 months ago

    how long does it take to get the smoke

    • ador luigi
      ador luigi 5 months ago

      Christopher Ferguson 5 days


    • Cabinet Kuk
      Cabinet Kuk 8 months ago

      not long if you're doing it right.


  • Winston Smith
    Winston Smith 9 months ago

    If you're not on an island, I just purchased a 94 cent magnifying glass from Walmart. Looks like a toy, but it started a fire in less than 20 seconds. Going back to buy all they have. Would be a great bartering item if the SHTF.

    • Gavin Frase
      Gavin Frase 6 months ago

      Winston Smith yup I have a giant magnifying glass and it melts Penny's to quarters and can melt copper


    • Cabinet Kuk
      Cabinet Kuk 8 months ago

      wow, I'll keep it in mind brother.


  • Bluecookie 101
    Bluecookie 101 9 months ago

    2:33 Why are you burning Donald trumps hair?

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