(TacticalNews.com) – Fire is one of the four essential needs for survival situations, along with shelter, water, and food. However, fire doesn’t just appear out of nowhere. It has to be created, and sometimes that means getting resourceful. We’re leaving the lighter and matches at home and getting our fire started using alternative methods.
Matches and lighters aren’t always available in a SHTF situation. They may get wet or destroyed when the going gets rough. Fortunately, a variety of methods exist for igniting a blaze without them.
Here are some other ways to start a fire without matches or a lighter; don’t worry, we’re going to skip the rubbing sticks together technique.
- A Gum wrapper and battery work great. All you need to do is take a thin strip of the inner foil and paper wrapper and press it against the positive and negative sides of a battery, and you’re ready for some marshmallows.
- Eyeglasses or a magnifying glass work great for starting fires. Just concentrate the sun’s rays on some tinder.
- Similar to a magnifying glass, which focuses the sun’s intense rays into a single point, water in a bag can start a fire. The same method works with a bottle of water and ice.
- Flint and steel or ferrocerium rods can be scraped against each other to create sparks.
- 9v battery and steel wool: Simply press both terminals of the battery into the steel wool with some tinder on top, and you’ll have a little fire in no time.
Do you know of any other unusual ways to start a fire in a survival situation? Reply to your email and let us know, we would love to hear from you!
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