i love hazel get ember first time everytime . i can get ember with almost every wood now in most conditions
but i always carry a hazel spin with me in my rucksack
(what works for one won't necessarily work for everyone) that true mate
lime and willow great starting woods for starting out with the bow drill i use hazel but that my personal choice
keep the bow same lenght of the arm
drill smoothly and firm , when it starts to smoke furiously i tend to keep goin for another 10 to 20 strokes to make sure ive got the ember...