Result #201: Good thing I'm not going to be on Survivor anytime soon because I failed to figure out fire.

#201: Start a fire like a caveman.


Date: 7-20-2014

Due Date: 7-20-2015

Resolution: When I was a kid I was fascinated with the idea that you could start a fire by rubbing two sticks together. I would often try by grabbing two random sticks, holding them like a crucifix and rubbing them together like a mental patient.

I never even got a spark.

I thought this crucifix technique was a common convention in cartoon. Yet, when I went to find an image for this post all I could find were images of this spinning technique.

That must be what I was doing wrong.

Either way my goal for the year is to start a fire naturally without the use of a lighter or a match just so that I'll know that I can. 

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 7-20-2015

I think the big problem with this resolution is that I'm an indoor person and have yet to find myself in a situation where I needed to start a fire since setting this resolution. Up until I moved I lived in an apartment and don't even know where I would have made an attempt.

Now that I'm living in a house, I guess I could try to light a fire with sticks in the backyard BBQ, it just never really crossed my mind.

As always, I will try this soon and let you know how it turns out.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.