After watching the show and seeing Les start a fire with sticks, I knew I had to try it. It looked easy enough, but damn was it hard (I guess I should say is hard)! I tried the stick between the hand technique but got way better results with the bow technique. I haven't created fire yet (lots of smoke but no fire), but I will eventually.
So, has anyone successfully made a fire with sticks or any other form not requiring matches?