How To: Make a survival fire from a battery and staple

Make a survival fire from a battery and staple

Check out this how-to video to start a fire using an AA battery and a staple. You can do this while listening to the classical guitar piece, "Malaguena" if you feel like it. It could save your life! With your battery: start by cutting the plastic away from the negative terminal. Watch the video survival training tutorial for more tips on starting an emergency fire!

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For additional pyrotechnique stuff one can throw the battery into the flames, wahahahahaha!

oh!

mm then the fire goes out and you screwed lol

Brilliant too!

If you have a knife, battery, staple and envelope then chances are you are the sort of person to have a lighter and/or box of matches handy.. surely !!

yeah im sure you could use something other then a staple too. Most people carry a small utility knife just because but i do see what you mean about the battery. I would imagine that you would get the battery from some electronic device you had on you

wonderful. However....the gingerpuss has a point....are there found objects we can use?

little bit OK, is there something more?

Nice! I can make fire with my mind! LOL Just kiddin nice video

Why don't you just use a match?

dude, why did you do it off camera. this is fake.

no it totally works
i just did it

That is great! so I'll take my boss' schedule with me next time I go camping, thenuse the staple, & burn the schedule!

fake you cant even see it

done that before

THAT IS AWESOME DUDE. I"LL TAKE A BATTERY AND STAPLE WHEN I GO CAMPING THIS SUMMER.

Very useful info. Thanks.

nice...

awesome! I will always remember to keep a battery in my car, oh and a paper clip... ;)

it's not fake lol... the current passing through the small amount of metal in the staple causes it to heat up. a 9 volt battery and steel wool works really good too. just put both terminals into the wool then put wool in your tinder bundle.

hmmm or i can take the zippo out of my pocket use it till its dry then do that to light mt cigarettes cheaper than buying a good lighter i guess

actually batteries are more expensive, especially just to mutilate one

Batteries are more expensive. Just buy a basic BIC lighter or whatever.

do you have to use steel wool?? or can you use something like a cotton ball?

you need steel wool. the fact that its metal fibers make it conductive and thats what gets hot and starts the tinder on fire. i cotton ball wont work because its just cotton fiber in a ball rather than metal fibers in a ball.

you can do this, then touch the staple to steel wool, to make a fire also.

just wondering how this works when it seems its only connected to the negative? Wouldn't it need both terminals as in the 9v with steel wool?

no, it makes a spark because your under the negative partly inside the battery and then your touching the top of the negative. it would be the same as taping a piece of wire to each end and passing the wires by each other to create a spark.

i try it at home and it doesent work dude

i never knew a battery and a staple could save my life...

I'm gonna try it xD. looks great ty anyway

Does this work with a triple a battery? Because i never seem to use those....

Pretty cool for only 1.5v battery. If it doesn't it's only because you used a weak battery. Yeh!, It will work even faster with a 9v but it can also explode if your not careful. The 1.5v is a good idea. Keep one in your pocked.

jury still out on that one, for me

carefull doing that if ur battery has mercury inside of it, u dont want that touching ur skin. Nice video though.

Good Job ! hope it helps me to make a forest fire lol =PP

Please be careful. I used my giger counter and found out that the radiation emitted from the battery jumped up to unacceptable levels that could potentially be dangerous. I think it's called fission or maybe it fusion. I get them confused. Notice that he had to do it in the cold. Because it's cold fusion!

haha a MacGyverism!

its nice i really wonder on you

UH OH what happens with a d battery?

simple, clear, to the point, effective!

Lawerlz, A Pyro maniacs Dream lol

im sure a paper clips a u shape any way

This works Great !

Direct and effective with no bull, or match.

than is very great

nice hand warmer....

good one, may help in need

Don't forget a knife or something to pry the battery open with.

awesome, can use the same battery more than once?

awesome, can use the same battery more than once?

I once did this one on the positive part of the battery but i used a wire i saw the wire burn and smell some smoke is ok to do it on the positive part too?

whats the black thing? vid should be called how to make fire with battery staple & KNIFE

this is really good for my science project ;)

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