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How to Start a Fire with an Aluminum Can & a Chocolate Bar

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 11:38
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If you find youreself out in the cold wilderness without matches or a lighter, you can still light a fire, or you can impress your friends with this little trick.


You will need an aluminum can, a chocolate bar, a towel , cloth or paper, tinder and wood.

Step 1: Rub the chocolate all over the bottom of the can.

Step 2: Wipe the chocolate off with a towel,cloth or paper, rubbing and polishing as you wipe. Do not eat the chocolate after it’s been in contact with the aluminum- the residue may be toxic.

Step 3: Repeat this process several times until the bottom of the can shines.The can has been polished enough when it shines and reflects like a mirror.

Step 4: Angle the can in direct sunlight.Find a direct ray of sunlight and angle the bottom of the can so that it reflects the sun’s rays.Place your tinder- dry leaves, sticks or paper in a spot where you want your fire.

Step 6: Reflect the concentrated beam off the can and onto the tinder, similar to how you might with a magnifying glass and a leaf.

Step 7: Hold the beam on the tinder until you see smoke. As soon as the tinder starts to burn add wood to build your fire around it.

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