How to start a fire with anything.

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by saviorslegacy, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. saviorslegacy

    saviorslegacy New Member

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    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
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_zngipl11Q]YouTube - ‪Swedish Army FireSteel Firestarter Causes Office Fire‬‎[/ame]

    #4 Flint and Iron
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDsIbKruM1Y]YouTube - ‪Making Fire with Flint and Steel‬‎[/ame]

    #5 Magnifying Glass
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syhTnBR_MOk&feature=related]YouTube - ‪magnifying glass + newspaper = FIRE‬‎[/ame]

    #6 Steel Wool and a Battery
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iha9vQvnWMU&feature=related]YouTube - ‪How to make fire without matches or a lighter‬‎[/ame]

    #7 Bow Drill
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC_54ICw-ao]YouTube - ‪Bow Drill Primitive Fire Starting‬‎[/ame]

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

    #9 Engine Spark Plug
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbPADFZoqkI]YouTube - ‪Dual Survival - Swamped (part 2)‬‎[/ame]


    I think that's enough for right now.
    Remember, no matter how absurd it is, if it makes fire possible, post it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  2. steve666

    steve666 New Member

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

  3. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Fire starter......

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

    bkt New Member

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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.
     
  5. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    For the naive (me), please explain the potassium permanganate and glycerin?
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  7. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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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:D
    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.
     
  8. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofvxBNUQUUU]YouTube - ‪Making Fire From Sun‬‎[/ame]
     
  9. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Then there is this

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PfK0zrCTTc]YouTube - ‪Use Condom To Make Fire!‬‎[/ame]
     
  10. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    Also known as a hypergolic reaction.
     
  11. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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  12. saviorslegacy

    saviorslegacy New Member

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    I gave it a week to gather in ideas.
    I then went to edit it and guess what... I CAN'T!!!! :(
    Can a moderator please allow me to edit this?