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Sunday, January 15, 2012

How to start a fire with a beverage can or eyeglasses

To create a fire, all you need is some sort of lens in order to focus sunlight on a specific spot.

A beverage can bottom is not shiny enough to make a good reflector and to concentrate the sunlight. It must be polished to a "mirror" finish.

Toothpaste or anyting that is a little abrasive can be used to polish the bottom of the coke can to make it into a reflective mirror. Use a wrapper or something that can move the abrasive material into the can to make it shine like a mirror.

Hold the bottom of the pepsi can toward the sun to catch the suns rays. The bottom of the can will focus the rays into a beam that can then be used to start a fire with something small that will burn.

Place the tinder about an inch from the reflecting light’s focal point.
Aim the can at the sun and hold the paper or something in front of the can to make a small starting fire.

This will work as will a pair of eyeglasses if held towards the sun. The glasses then act as a magnifying glass to start a fire. The suns rays are focused as with the bottom of the coke can.


How to Start a Fire With Eyeglasses

(1) Gather tinder. Look for material that is fine and dry, including any paper, lint or cotton. Look in your pockets or rub the lint off the bottom of your socks. If you can't find anything else, you can use your own hair. Find smaller twigs and branches to fuel the fire once it is going and place them in a pile.

(2) Make a small tinder nest about the size of your palm, and then take off your glasses and place your glasses a few inches above the tinder nest until you focus the sunlight into a very small dot or beam. The smaller the beam, the hotter the light.

(3) Keep the beam very still to allow the light to create a burning ember of the dried tinder. This may take a bit of time so be patient. As it begins to burn, gently blow on it with even breathes until it flames up.

(4) Place additional tinder and small twigs on the flaming nest to continue to build the flame.


Batteries and Steel Wool

Stretch out the Steel Wool. You want it to be about 6 inches long and a ½ inch wide.

Rub the battery on the steel wool. Hold the steel wool in one hand and the battery in the other. Any battery will do, but 9 volt batteries work best. Rub the side of the battery with the “contacts” on the wool. The wool will begin to glow and burn. Gently blow on it.

Transfer the burning wool to your tinder nest. The wool’s flame will extinguish quickly, so don’t waste any time.

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