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    How To Start a Fire With Batteries

    A video tutorial
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 5:55 PM

A great demonstration video on how to use the energy from batteries to create fire without matches.  Could be very useful information to have in an emergency situation.


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  • Sat, Feb 20, 2016 - 1:25pm


    Arthur Robey

    Status: Platinum Member

    Joined: Feb 03 2010

    Posts: 1814

    Making a fire with nothing but your modesty

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  • Sat, Feb 20, 2016 - 2:21pm

    Quercus bicolor

    Status: Silver Member

    Joined: Mar 19 2008

    Posts: 347

    bow drill and hand drill

    Arthur (and others) - Have you made a fire before with bow drill, hand drill or some other primitive technique?  If not, I suggest you try it.  It's an empowering experience.  It can take weeks of practice to get really good at it.  It's good to work with someone with experience.  The learning will go much faster.

    Once you get good at it, teach it to someone.  That's even more empowering than learning it yourself.

    Hint: don't use the wood of Quercus bicolor.  It doesn't work well.  Try something light and non-resinous like willow, cedar, cottonwood, aspen, basswood, or whatever the equivalent is in your part of the world.


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