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Easiest steel wool/battery method for starting a fire I have seen!

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    denvernative321
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    this is a good method to know but just not practical for everyday use. why waste a good battery and a full piece of steel wool when a bic lighter will light up to 3,000 times. this only comes in handy when there is nothing else available. but still a good thing to know. you can also use a battery and two wires to create a small spark, the bigger the battery the larger the spark.

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  • paintball
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    The inmates in jails use similar ways using batterys. They use razor blades and wires.. you stand 2 batterys on a metal surface and lay a singe razor blade on top of the batterys and it gests hot enough to burn paper.

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  • Skyowl's Wife
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    I want to try that!

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  • Pioneer
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    It works! And as it was mentioned, using smaller pieces is the way to go about it. I'm willing to bet, he used a full piece of steel wool for viewing purposes of simplicity to get the point across.

    Regardless, Great Video!

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  • prkchp76
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    hey everybody remember this

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  • Lil Bear
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    Excellent! I had heard about this but had never seen it in action. My wife thought it was pretty neat as well.

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  • Vicious Ignernt
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    Yeah, Big "D", I was thinkin' the same thing. I was wondering...How about tearing off a small piece and placing it in a little "nest" of tinder, then hittin' it with the battery. The petroleum jelly is a good idea too, that would keep the steel wool from rusting during long-term storage.

    Originally posted by Diesel View Post
    thought we had that on the site already and that same video.. weird i can't find it though.

    Yes steel wool and battery is a great technique for tsarting fire especially in wet conditions, just make sure u don;t do it like he is doing it... use small peces of steel wool, once it's used up, it's used up.

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  • Diesel
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    thought we had that on the site already and that same video.. weird i can't find it though.

    Yes steel wool and battery is a great technique for tsarting fire especially in wet conditions, just make sure u don;t do it like he is doing it... use small peces of steel wool, once it's used up, it's used up.

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  • Brosia
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    looks super easy. Looks like fun...

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  • lazer128
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    I wish I had known that in Boyscouts! I remember those fire building sessions for badges.:D

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  • TLman
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    Very cool, definitely gonna give that a try.

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  • prkchp76
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    wwwwwoooooaaaaa way to cool thanks man

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  • TheUnboundOne
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    Zombie Axe,

    Yep, and it works especially well with steel wool coated with Vaseline.

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  • Zombie Axe
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  • Easiest steel wool/battery method for starting a fire I have seen!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iha9vQvnWMU[/ame]

    Really easy method of starting a fire with steel wool and a 9V battery. Gonna hafta try this method :cool:
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