Fire Starting & Building

Never assume that fire-building conditions will be ideal and a match or lighter will be readily available in an emergency. Here are some other options for starting a fire with some fire-building tips included:

Fire starting with 9v battery and steel wool

Starting a fire with AA battery and (foil) gum wrapper

Using a Magnesium/Flint Fire-starter

Make a Fire By Rubbing Sticks Together

How to make a friction fire using the Bow Drill method

How to make a friction fire using the Hand Drill method

How to Start a Fire with a Fire Plow

How to Start a Fire with a Magnifying Glass

How to Start a Fire with a Water Bottle

How to Start a Fire with a Soda Can (reflector)

Wet Weather Fire-Making

Chemical Fire Starting using:
  • Potassium Permanganate and Glycerin
  • Potassium Chloride, Sugar and Sulfuric Acid
  • Acetone, and Sulfuric Acid and Potassium Permanganate
  • Amonium Nitrate, Sodium Chloride (table salt), Zinc Powder and Water

How to Start a Fire with Char Cloth

Other Fire-starting methods

Self Feeding Fire - 14+ Hour Fire

See Also:
Emergency Cooking and Heating
Solar Heater
Crayons and Crisco for Light or Fire-Starter
Potassium Permanganate: Antiseptic, Water Purifier, Fire Starter and more . . .
Battery-Less Devices
Waxes for Candles & Stuff