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Originally posted by JIMC5499
Learn to start a fire with just flint and steel. Learn what flint looks like so that you can identify it when you come across it. If the fit hits the shan, there should be enough steel lying around and if you know how to find flint, you should be in pretty good shape.
Originally posted by AshleyD
If you have some protein bars in your back (or what not) use it to polish the bottom of the can before eating it for energy and starting your fire. You can pretty much use anything.
you can sometimes find in old stumps that is full of concentrated pine resin. Called “lighter knots” or “fat lighter” by country folk, this resin rich wood will burn with a hot and bright flame even in the rain, if you first cut it into little pieces of kindling to light it.
You can identify such fat lighter by the smell and color of the wood when you cut into it. It will smell like pine pitch or tar and is bright yellow or orange inside, often oozing sap. This wood is also much heavier than regular dry wood. It can be found in any forest where there are conifers such as pine, spruce, fir or cedar.
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SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Firefighters in this central Oklahoma town peered into a crystal ball and found the cause for a fire.
It didn't take long for Shawnee Fire Prevention Officer Jimmy Gibson to figure out what caught a homeowner's sofa on fire and brought fire crews to the rescue.
Once the couch was extinguished, Gibson reached into a hole burnt into the sofa and found a glass gazing ball. Soon, sunlight shining through the ball burned two holes in the leg of his pants.
Firefighters then placed the ball in the grass, and within 30 seconds the ground was smoking.
"It has dynamic heat. We were caught off guard," Gibson said. "I couldn't believe how quickly it burned."
Firefighters believe the ball was taken off a table, where it was usually displayed, and placed on the couch by the homeowner's grandchildren. The fire started two days later, when sunshine came through a large set of windows and through the glass ball, igniting the couch.
Crystal Ball Ignites Couch