Last summer I started a fire by rubbing sticks together

 Luckily, it was caught on video. This was after a 6 hour day, learning about fire making 'from scratch'.  I made the fire set with my hatchet and small knife.

This REALLY makes me appreciate a Bic all the more.

The guy behind the camera was teaching 2 of us. A bit of language, so you can slap on the mute button if you want.

5 minutes of interesting video starting at an hour and 5 minutes. There was a LOT of prep work going into this.
http://youtu.be/c2xk7cU96lE?t=1h5m