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Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby Evil D » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:28 am

Never saw this before, thought some of you might find it useful/interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LAunryCu9c" target="_blank

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Re: Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby demoncase » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:35 am

Cool.

I've used a couple of gum-wrappers as a 'get me home' fuse on my old Yamaha RD250 more than once when I were a nipper ;)

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Re: Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby Evil D » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:49 am

demoncase wrote:Cool.

I've used a couple of gum-wrappers as a 'get me home' fuse on my old Yamaha RD250 more than once when I were a nipper ;)
And .22 shells, paper clips, pennies, bread ties, wires... Lol

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Re: Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby Johnnie1801 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:43 am

I saw this in the latest season of the Walking Dead, pretty cool trick. I'm guessing you could also use a bit of aluminium foil?
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Re: Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby Evil D » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:07 pm

Johnnie1801 wrote:I saw this in the latest season of the Walking Dead, pretty cool trick. I'm guessing you could also use a bit of aluminium foil?
I'm not sure about that...I think part of why the gum wrapper goes up is because it's foil and paper...I don't think foil alone would catch fire like that. Maybe cut some up and give it a try and let us know.

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Re: Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby Johnnie1801 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:44 pm

Evil D wrote:
Johnnie1801 wrote:I saw this in the latest season of the Walking Dead, pretty cool trick. I'm guessing you could also use a bit of aluminium foil?
I'm not sure about that...I think part of why the gum wrapper goes up is because it's foil and paper...I don't think foil alone would catch fire like that. Maybe cut some up and give it a try and let us know.
Yeah I tried it when I was cooking dinner earlier and it didn't work but the battery and the ends of the battery got really hot. I've had a few beers so I'll try it again tomorrow with a bit of paper twisted through.

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Re: Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby dewildeman » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:35 pm

I've seen that done with a 9v battery and a gum wrapper. The wrapper has to have some foil. The Scoutmaster of our troop ended up buying about 8 packs of gum trying to find some that weren't completely paper or plastic for the demonstration.

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Re: Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby Evil D » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:06 am

Yeah I certainly wouldn't rely on it as a fire source, but if I were gonna throw a pack of gum in a BOB then I'd at least try for foiled wrappers.

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Re: Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby Johnnie1801 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:19 am

I found this video

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A problem I had was cutting the foil thin enough in the middle. The foil would break when I started to bend it. In a survival situation when you are cold, wet and your hands are trembling then I don't think you can rely on this. Better to keep the old fire-steel and some matches in your survival kit as well as a chap stick.

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Re: Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby Monocrom » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:33 pm

Evil D wrote:Never saw this before, thought some of you might find it useful/interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LAunryCu9c" target="_blank
A nice variation on the use of steel wool and a 9volt battery. :)

I keep gum in the homemade MRE in my BOB. And I have spare batteries for my BOB flashlight too.

(Though just 2 days ago, I found a way to carry 20 of the best stormproof matches in a case that isn't laughable thick and sharp like the standard one used to carry 25 of the same matches.)

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Re: Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby Lord vader » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:13 pm

That is a nice method, it's definitely a new one for me.

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Re: Gum wrapper fire starter

Postby TomAiello » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:32 pm

I was on a business trip recently and one of my employees **** near lit our hotel room on fire showing me this. :)


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