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Old 08-09-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default How to start a fire with anything.

We all know that fire is very important in a survival situation. It is also very important for the hiker and the average woodsman.
So, I looked around for a thread that listed as many ways to start a fire as people could possibly think of, but to no success. So I decided to make one.

How to Start a Fire!

This is not a guide. It is more like a wiki-pedia page.
I will list every way that I can think of starting a fire. If you know of one that I have not listed yet, then please post it below. I will then add your post to the OP.
The goal is to get over 50 different ways of starting a fire.

9 ways to start a fire

#1 Matches
http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/ad163/marinaisbomb/fire.png

#2 Lighters
Lighters image by LetsSinAndHope on Photobucket

#3 Firesteel


#4 Flint and Iron

#5 Magnifying Glass

#6 Steel Wool and a Battery

#7 Bow Drill

#8 Coke Can and a Chocolate Bar
Wildwood Survival - Fire from a Can of Coke and a Chocolate Bar

#9 Engine Spark Plug


I think that's enough for right now.
Remember, no matter how absurd it is, if it makes fire possible, post it.


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Chemically.
Compression.
Spontanious Combustion w/an oily rag.



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Default Fire starter......

I heard that a small 9 volt batt. and steelwool works.

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Firepistons are useful items. So is keeping small containers of potassium permanganate and glycerin in your BoB. I really like the latter because it does not require much dexterity which could be an issue if you're extremely cold.

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For the naive (me), please explain the potassium permanganate and glycerin?

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Glycerin added to dry potassium permanganate will ignite with no outside energy. Resulting flame is intensely hot- hot enough to ignite thermite.

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As long as there is sunlight I like the magnifying glass method, got in a lot of trouble with that as a kid in the early 60’s. Killed a lot of ants too
I also started one with a pencil a 2x4 and some sawdust and a lot of effort spinning the pencil between my palms, friction = heat.

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OK, this is like fire with a magnifying glass; only with a water bottle, eyeglasses, etc.

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Then there is this

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Glycerin added to dry potassium permanganate will ignite with no outside energy. Resulting flame is intensely hot- hot enough to ignite thermite.
Also known as a hypergolic reaction.


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