3 Ways To Start Your Camp Fire Without Using A Flame

I know for some people (me being one of them) it’s hard to start a campfire, and damn near impossible if you have no lighter around. That is why we put together these 3 ways to start your camp fire without using a flame, lighter or matches. These easy, yet very efficient fire starting ways are ingenious and should be known by anyone that travels the outdoors. By the way, when you deal with fire you must always be careful, please take safety measures and having a fire extingusier on hand is always a good idea!

How To Start Your Camp Fire With A Lemon

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When you’re starting your camp fire without using a flame one trick you may want to try is using a lemon fire starter. When assembled correctly you can use a lemon to create a mini battery, and just as on a battery if you touch negative and positive together you get a spark. This spark is the start of your camp fire. Here’s how you can turn your house hold lemon into a fire starting tool. Watch the original video on how to use a lemon to start your fire here.

You Will Need

  • 1 Lemon
  • 6 Copper Pins
  • 6 Zinc Nails
  • Wire
  • Steel Wool
  • Something To Light
    • Toilet Paper
    • Leaves or Foliage
    • Dead Grass

Step 1

Use your copper pins to poke into the lemon in a line. Make sure you leave about 1cm of space in between each pin.

Step 2

Take your zinc nails and poke them into the lemon in the same fashion. Again give about 1cm of space in between each of your zinc nails.

Step 3

Next grab your wire and make small sections of stripped wire to connect your copper pins and zinc nails. When you connect these with wires you want to connect the first copper pin to the second zinc nail. Doing this will allow for 1 copper pin, and 1 zinc nail to be free with no wires attached yet.

Step 4

On the open copper pin and zinc nail connect a longer wire that will be used to rub together. These wires should be cut about the same size in length and should not be stripped entirely. Once you connect these last 2 wires you’re ready to start your fire.

Step 5

Put your steel wool down on the ground, and pile light flammable objects on top of it. In the video toilet paper was used, but you could use leaves, dead grass, paper, or anything that will catch on fire pretty easily. Once you something to burn on your steel wool, just take your two end wires and rub them together. The spark it creates will start your fire right up.

How To Start Your Camp Fire With Plastic & Water

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Turning some plastic and some water you have on hand into a fire starting tool doesn’t sound very practical. But when you do a couple simple steps it is possible to start a fire with water. Check this cool trick out. Watch the original video on how to use plastic and water to start your fire here.

You Will Need

  • Plastic Wrap or Other Clear Plastic
  • Water
  • A Bowl
  • Cardboard To Start Your Fire

Step 1

Insert your plastic wrap into the bowl and form the plastic around the entire bowl so that plastic hangs over the sides.

Step 2

Fill the bowl up with water so that the plastic is holding the water.

Step 3

Pinch all of the left over plastic to the to form a water balloon shaped object, make sure that none of your water is leaking.

Step 4

Take your pinched sides and twist the plastic so that it seals all of the water inside of the plastic wrap. You should have a ball of water and plastic in your hand.

Step 5

Use your new water ball just as your would a magnifying glass. Direct the sunlight onto your paper, cardboard, or easily flammable material until you start seeing smoke. Keep on the heat in order to start your fire, you can blow gently to help the flame get going.

How To Start Your Camp Fire With Gum Wrappers & Battery

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If you’re out in the wilderness and you so happen to have some gum and a battery on hand you will be able to start your camp fire. This simple trick doesn’t require much in order to start any fire. Watch the original video on how to use a battery and gum wrappers to start your fire here.

You Will Need

  • 1 Battery
  • Aluminum Gum Wrappers
  • Scissors

Step 1

Take an aluminum gum wrapper and cut it into 3 different strips.

Step 2

Once you have 3 strips of your gum wrapper take your scissors and cut a half moon in the middle of the strip, on both sides. After you cut the strip it should resemble a butterfly bandage.

Step 3

Connect your aluminum gum wrapper strip to both ends of the battery. Make sure you use the aluminum side of your wrapper.

Step 4

Light your kindle on fire, be careful after you connect the wrapper to the batter because the flame should not take long to ignite.

Step 5

Add twigs to the fire as necessary and enjoy your camp fire.

Hope these 3 ways to start your camp fire without using a flame helped, please leave a comment below about which tip you found the most efficient to start any fire.