Although my preferred method of making a fire when out in the wild is using a ferro rod, knowing how to make a fire using primitive methods can save your life it you find yourself in a survival situation without any tools (Because you didn't prepare ahead of time).
This video shows a step-by-step guide to making fire with the hand drill, meant for people who have never done it before. Please leave your own tips and tricks, favorite materials, etc. in the comments. For this video, the instructor is using common mullein for the spindle and box elder for the hearth board. He also described another combination -- Jerusalem Artichoke and White Pine.