I've been researching different ways to build fires and this one really intrigued me. I saw this way on "Man, Woman, Wild" and I was like, "There is NO way it's really that easy!" Hahah. They just held a 9 volt battery up to some steel wool and it started a fire. The steel wool acts as a resistor, and it turns red hot and starts to smoke. It was pretty dang cool! So...the survival freak that I am, I just had to try it out. Okay...so, I made my HUSBAND try it out. That way I could take pictures to share with you! (Thanks, Mike...you are such a trooper!)
|He's laughing because I said, "Ug. Man make fire." He looked like a caveman crouched next to the fire pit!|
Nice, huh? I don't know how many people actually carry around 9 volt batteries and steel wool with them...but you never know. Someday, this might come in handy!
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