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    Default Desperate to try this... novel firelighting technique

    Saw this over on British Blades


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    Oooh pretty flames, I now also want to try this out!

    I used to carry some fine wire wool and a 9v battery (in separate compartments) as part of my pack for emergency fire lighting but temptation or laziness overcame me one trip and I never got round to replacing the wire wool, also a very effective method though!

    Cheers, Hamster
    I dont understand your concern, we are in the woods with fire, an axe and a book to identify mushrooms ... what could possibly go wrong?

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    If this does work with an AA or AAA battery then most of us will have those in our torches. I bet with a bit of cotton wool & Vaseline nearby you could get a fire going in no time...

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    Cool! Magiver style!

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    great.....but i dont chew gum....
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    Quote Originally Posted by lannyman8 View Post
    great.....but i dont chew gum....
    Do you eat chocolate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainm View Post
    Do you eat chocolate?
    nom nom nom, oh yeah!!!!!.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by lannyman8 View Post
    nom nom nom, oh yeah!!!!!.....
    I think any paperbacked foil will work. Green and blacks Maya gold would be my recommendation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainm View Post
    Green and blacks Maya gold would be my recommendation.
    Heaven! Chances are though, if I've got Green and Black's with me, I'm probably quite close to a fire source too!

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    That I must try, wonder if it breaks the no smoke rule in a pub!! Even as a non smoker, just take the bits out of your pocket and offer a light?

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    Good stuff. I prefer wire wool though.
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    Tried this with the foil from a fag packet - it got hot & burnt through but didn't catch light. Perhaps I got the dimensions wrong?

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    Just a short circuit really if you do this fast you could have a couple of uses from it before the amperage is drained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikolaTesla View Post
    Just a short circuit really if you do this fast you could have a couple of uses from it before the amperage is drained.
    So this kills the battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spandit View Post
    If this does work with an AA or AAA battery then most of us will have those in our torches.
    I use a wind-up torch


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    Quote Originally Posted by user24 View Post
    So this kills the battery?
    Yes. Even if it is rechargeable, a short circuit is alot of energy being wasted because it a no resistance load, in other work, it'll destroy the battery, poke a hole through a phone battery it will explode, it's the same thing.

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