Tuesday, June 11, 2019

9V and Steel Wool Fire, Utah Style

Recently there's been a fair bit of discussion about starting a fire with a 9 volt battery and steel wool. This is my method. It's quick, it's reliable, and it gets hot.

Some notes before I cut to the video.

  1. The battery still showed 9 volts on a multimeter after the video, so you can do this a few times on a single battery. 
  2. Don't stomp out fire with your good boots, especially when they're fairly new. It's an instinctive thing, but fight the urge. This is two pairs in a row where I've made that mistake...


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