posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 04:07 PM
I don't think you could defend yourself with that, unless you were attacked by a man who had just fell into a vat of glue, and then immediately after
that fell into a vat of matches. Or a sentient party balloon with homicidal tendancies. Your survival kit may be more aptly stocked with things that
will protect you from *likely* threats.
I imagine the heat is about on the same level as when you use a magnifying glass to focus sunlight into a point. It's a great way to torture ants,
but doesn't do much than sting for a bit when you do it to yourself.
I think this might be a little closer to being a workable means of self-defense:
hand held coil gun