Making Fire - robertwill
A demonstration of fire making by young Masai men. This fellow is shaving a stick to expose fresh wood, and to create wood shavings.
© Robert Will 2013<br />
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A demonstration of fire making. This fellow is shaving a stick to expose fresh wood, and to create wood shavings.

© Robert Will 2013

A demonstration of fire making. This fellow is shaving a stick to expose fresh wood, and to create wood shavings.

They take turns rapidly spinning a pointed stick against the shaved stick.
© Robert Will 2013<br />
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They take turns rapidly spinning a pointed stick against the shaved stick.

© Robert Will 2013

They take turns rapidly spinning a pointed stick against the shaved stick.

After a few minutes, friction has produced a hot spot. Smoke starts to rise. Wood shavings are placed near the heat.
© Robert Will 2013<br />
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After a few minutes, friction has produced a hot spot. Smoke starts to rise. Wood shavings are placed near the heat.

© Robert Will 2013

After a few minutes, friction has produced a hot spot. Smoke starts to rise. Wood shavings are placed near the heat.

The hot spot and wood shavings have produced an ember that is carefully transferred to a handful of dry grass.
© Robert Will 2013<br />
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The hot spot and wood shavings have produced an ember that is carefully transferred to a handful of dry grass.

© Robert Will 2013

The hot spot and wood shavings have produced an ember that is carefully transferred to a handful of dry grass.

Blowing on the ember spreads its heat to the dry grass. Smoke begins to rise as the grass catches.
© Robert Will 2013<br />
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Blowing on the ember spreads its heat to the dry grass. Smoke begins to rise as the grass catches.

© Robert Will 2013

Blowing on the ember spreads its heat to the dry grass. Smoke begins to rise as the grass catches.

The grass become fully engulfed. Voila - fire!

This guy knows how cool he looks.
© Robert Will 2013<br />
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The grass become fully engulfed. Voila - fire!<br />
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This guy knows exactly how cool he looks.

© Robert Will 2013

The grass become fully engulfed. Voila - fire!

This guy knows exactly how cool he looks.



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