Just my inane ramblings...Heed them well or pay them no mind, at your leisure.
Making & Using Bow Drills
While I don't advocate using a bow drill to start a fire regularly, it is a good skill to have in case you need it. Plus, it you teach your kids to do it you can have them start your campfires for you to make them appreciate matches and lighters even more! Personally, I like using my fire piston. People are really impressed when you can make fire with no spark.