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9 Ways To Start a Fire Without Matches

May 1, 2008
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Tom Hanks Starting a Fire Without Matches

There is a primal link between man and fire. Every man should know how to start one. A manly man knows how to start one without matches. It’s an essential survival skill. You never know when you’ll find yourself in a situation where you’ll need a fire, but you don’t have matches.

Friction Based Fire Making

The Hand Drill

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Fire Plough

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Bow Drill

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Flint and Steel

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Lens Based Methods

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Balloons and Condoms

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Fire from ice

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The Coke Can and Chocolate Bar

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Batteries and Steel Wool

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perhaps you’re out camping and you lose your backpack in a tussle with a bear. It need not be something as dramatic at these situations-even extremely windy or wet conditions can render matches virtually uselessly. And whether or not you ever need to call upon these skills, it’s just damn cool to know you can start a fire, whenever and wherever you are.

Sources:

Field and Stream

Primitive Ways



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