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Starting a Fire With a Battery and Steel Wool 

Survival tip from crazy Russian.

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Added: Oct-3-2012 Occurred On: Oct-1-2012
By: RinTinTin
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Tags: crazy, lol nature, extreme, flame, survival, tip, lol
Location: Russia (load item map)
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  • I hate to piss on your bonfire but it would be easier to buy a lighter

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  • So I'll need steel wool, cotton balls and a nine volt battery.

    Or matches.

    Or two sticks.

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  • never knew that! +1

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  • Survival tip? This is something that we are taught in 5th grade. It's exactly like a light bulb minus the glass bulb. You are only making a filament to connect the two terminals, which then heat the filament allowing for combustion. Not a big trick, as for survival, it is impractical. Go get a fire piston lighter, those can never fail nor run out of power like a battery.

    Oh and genius, you are supposed to pull a threads out of the wire pad, not light the whole fucking thing. Now you cannot mak More..

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  • I learned that in the Army. But you need a good fuel source to sustain the fire.

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  • Cool.

    And no vodka was harmed in the making of this video, either...


    :P

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  • Yea you're only a few years behind Les Stroud and/or Bear Grylls on this one buddy...it's stupid because you're more likely to have matches or a lighter in a survival situation than a piece of fucking steel wool

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  • "Don't do this at home"
    "Have a fire extinguisher if you are going to do this"

    Contradict much?

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  • 9 wolt battery!

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  • To (UK) users.
    BRILLO PADS ..........impossible.

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  • neat trick. thanks for the information

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  • Who the fuck is this tool?

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  • i tried this with an SOS pad wondering if it would explode into some clean smelling chemical fire. didn't work.

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  • Very useful

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  • im going to look for a 9volt right now

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  • Its only usefull if you have no way to make fire BUT you have a device with a 9 volt and steel wool from cleaning supplies... You have at this point, already let yourself down...

    Im not going to pack steel wool and a battery and a cotton ball in my survival kit, Im going to pack a lighter, matches or flint & steel...

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  • We used to fill 1 gallon bottles full of oxygen + equal amounts of acetylene first drill small hole in bottle top pull 2 long wires through, attach wire wool to wires, fill with gas using putty/mastic as sealer, take a few of these to the farmers trout ponds throw them in weighted, bury the wires in a plastic bag in mud just above the waterline, go back 3 days later with a 9 volt battery and loads of rubble bags tou More..

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  • Do they still teach this "survival" skill in science class in school?

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  • Cool party trick but not very useful in the woods, the battery dies very quickly. Good to know for desperate last resort.

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  • nice

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  • OK, guys down below that are so fucking smart. You dont have a fucking lighter or matches. What now? You gonna rub a couple sticks together? This is just another way of starting a fire. Very useful.

    And for your info, I do always have steel wool with me in my truck. Actually, the same shit he was using. I use it as a filter in a piece of my test equipment (retort) for work. As well, another piece of my equipment (ES meter) has five 9-volt batteries in it. So ya, if I broke down somewhere in the More..

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  • In case anyone wonders, a 3-volt cell ignites fine steel wool instantly. 1.5v doesn't.

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