scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Arrow on a string
James H. Moss (JHMoss@LAWYERNET.COM
Fri Mar 03 2000 - 19:21:54 CST
Take a wooden arrow. Wrap and tire some burlap or other fabric around the
point end of the arrow. Wrap on with bailing wire or something like that.
Screw too closed eye hooks into the arrow at both ends of the arrow. Have
the hooks pointing up. The wire tie it to a large tree or post. Thread
the wire through the hooks then tire the other end to something in the fire.
When it is time, have someone put the bow up to the arrow and pull it back
slightly. Douse the burlap with lighter fluid, Douse a lot. Draw the arrow
to about 3-6 inches from the bow (and the hand of the shooter.) Have the
shooter aim right down the wire. Light the burlap. When the burlap starts
to burn, usually second or two, draw back and let go.
Flaming arrow into the fire.
If a fisherman baits his hook with the kind of food that he likes, he will
not catch many, certainly not the shy, game kind of fish. He therefore uses
as bait the kind of food that the fish likes. Lord Baden-Powell
Yours in Scouting
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> A friend has asked me to post this question to the list. She is looking
> the mechanics of how to light a campfire with an arrow that is flown on a
> string or wire to the campfire. I assume she would like to know
> exactly how it is done, how the fire is setup, the arrow, etc.