How To: Make your own fire piston

Make your own fire piston

Watch this how-to video and make a lighter that never runs out of fuel and that's so simple, it can't break. It works just like a Diesel engine - as air is rapidly compressed it heats to over 800 degrees. You can make one for just a couple dollars. This video tutorial will show you how to be prepared in the wilderness, or the apocalypse. Just make your own fire piston.

You'll need a four-inch bolt, a saw or file, a drill, an o-ring, a three-inch pipe to fit around the o-ring snugly, and a threaded cap.

Make your own fire piston

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Dude don't try for the FM radio announcers voice if you don't have one. It get's annoying 3 seconds into the video.



Very helpful to cook a burger in the forest.

love it, you're right--- i will try burger broiling over open flame more often!

Ya buddy! i made one it works great after i made some charcloth

lol...i bet u will burn the whole forest before cooking the burger

I love the idea :)

I could not understand what is inside the drill hole, is ti a piece of parer? Great idea.

It's called char cloth which is basically cotton which has been baked in a tin untill black. Very usefull for starting fire as it catches on sparks and smolders for a good while.

It's brilliant, but I can't believe he's demonstrating this on a wooden deck.


Great video though extremely useful.

Thank you for sharing this! Very useful.

I think I'll have to try this one out. It looks interesting.

can't you just buy these at camping/hunting stores?

yet for me not so helpful

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