You should never consume parts of an animal found dead in the forest. Unless you are an expert. To cook the bone marrow, we’ll need to make a bow drill kit. I am using cedar, as it is usually very dry. Peeling bark means the tree has been dead for a while. I will use cedar for both the spindle and hearth board. Clearing the snow away will help keep my dry while I work. This is an old axe, well over 100 years old. I will remove all but the center to create the spindle. Collect wood before starting a fire, as a fire needs constant fuel. This bed will not only eventually burn, but will protect the fire from melting snow and water as it grows. Dried grass is an excellent flash tinder. It burns well and hot, but only for a short period of time. I have added a mixture of birch bark into dried twigs. The spindle needs not be fully rounded, but rather, squared off to bind to the rope. The string should be snug, but not too snug. Smoke should appear within 1 minute of starting. Cutting and drilling a notch to accept the ember. Now we go as hard as we can to ignite the dust. Once the dust smokes on it’s own, it is lite. It will burn like this for several minutes. The ember is placed in a bed of birch bark, cedar bark and dried grass. Once it ignites, it should be placed inside more tinder and highly flammable materials like grass and bark. It is critical to tend the fire and add fuels. Now we can add our bones and left over meats. Scavenging meats like this is part of what made us successful as a species. Meats should be well cooked, as they can often carry dangerous parasites. Bone marrow is very rich in fats and therefore, calories. A stick helps stir and break up the marrow, ready for sucking. Bone marrow is very rich.