Thread: Fire!!
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Old 08-20-2009, 15:10   #64
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Originally Posted by rm1249 View Post
I saw this recently on 'Survivorman' on the Discovery Channel:
Gently break the glass bulb of a flashlight without breaking the filaments inside, Once the glass is removed replace the 'bulb' -- now only the insides of the bulb in the flash light, then gently place light, dry tinder against the filaments and turn on. On the episode the fire started immediately.

I am making a trip to the store this weekend to pick up a cheap flashlight to give this a try, I'll let be sure to update whether this is a plausible option for fire-starting.

While you're at the store, pick up some candles cuz your flashlight won't work anymore. Are you sure you didn't get this idea from Myke Hawke?
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