How To Start A Fire Using Water
The headline is not only to attract your attention. You can actually use water to start a fire. Because admit it, using water only to extinguish fire is too mainstream, right?
Let's suppose you are in a situation where you have no way of starting a fire. This could either be a road trip gone long or a camping trip gone wrong. There are many ways using which you can start a fire and most of them are useful for night. The one that we are going to talk about today, for a change, tells you how you can start fire in broad daylight and that too using water.
You would need a few pieces of paper and a plastic water bottle filled with water. It would help if you have something printed on one piece of paper in bold black font and if the water bottle is a clear, transparent one with label removed.
You would be amazed at how you can direct sunlight over the dark area where your bold black printed matter is using your water bottle, and how soon it starts a fire.
Just hold the bottle filled with water upside down, making the sunlight pass through the thick neck area of the bottle. Keep the printed area of the paper below the bottle at an inch's distance and as soon as the rays burns a hole in the paper, keep different folded papers over it, one by one, to get a stronger flame. You can shake the papers a bit so that the fire flames up. Grab any piece of wood or a heap of dried leaves to fire up and you are good to go.
So the next time you think you might run out of match sticks, alkaline batteries, steel wool , or gum wrappers , save some water in a clear transparent bottle and wait for the sun to come up.
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