I'm still trying to make a successful fire with my bow drill set up, but when ever see a Mullen, I marvel at how hard the stalks are and can see why they are suitable for hand drill spindles. I once managed to slightly dent the edge of a knife while striking the stock of one. It wasn't a Fiddle back.
Currently saving penny's at a time to get my oar rig set up. Need to get ready for family day on the river every Sat at least.. I love an oar rig! I rowed the Grand Canyon December of 2013. 14 footer loaded down as the gear boat for the rest of my group. Rowdy. Get your boat together and come hit the Gauley this fall!