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HomeSurvivalFireFire from Water

Fire From Water

Text, photos, and demonstration by Rob Bicevskis

  


Photo and demo by Ron Bicevskis

The basic idea is to take a piece of plastic wrap (Saran or otherwise) and form it into a "pocket", i.e. bring the four corners together.

The pocket is then filled with water.

The corners are then grouped together and twisted until the whole assembly resembles a sphere. This creates a makeshift lens.

It was pretty easy to start a fire using cedar bark tinder.

Using tinder fungus would of course made things even easier.

This first picture shows the basic setup. Notice the upside-down foot in the "lens."

 


Photo and demo by Ron Bicevskis

Smoke...

  


Photo and demo by Ron Bicevskis

Another view.

Notice the magnified leg in this picture.

 

  


Photo and demo by Ron Bicevskis

Success!

Fire from Water!  :)


  
From Allan "Bow" Beauchamp...
I just finished some trials of fire from water. It works well! I used a small 2" diameter piece, and it gave me fire in about 29 seconds! An easy day starter.
(Sep 5/03)