If you think about it, “fire” is a powerful word. Yell it into a crowd and you could find yourself in serious trouble. Get stranded in the wilderness without it and you will experience a different kind of trouble. Fire is critical if you are hiking or camping. We rely on it for heat, light, cooking, purifying water, and sometimes, for the protection it can offer.
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Any type of soda can will work so Pepsi drinkers need not worry. It is the aluminum can we are using, not the contents (an aluminum beer can will also work).
It may take a little time, depending upon the sunlight and how well you polished the can, but patience pays off when you see a tiny puff of smoke.
The amount of sunlight and how polished the can determines how long this takes. Be sure to gather plenty of tinder, kindling and sticks to help turn the smoldering tinder into flames.
You just need three ingredients and a little sunlight.
Open your canned beverage and enjoy the contents.Take a good sized bite out of your chocolate bar and savor the flavor as you imagine warming yourself next to a toasty fire, because you will not be able to eat it afterward.Rinse and repeat until you have turned the dull finish into a shiny polished finish.Hold the polished bottom of the can at an angle to reflect the sunlight (think magnifying glass).Hold the polished can about one inch away from some dried fire tinder until you have smoke.
WARNING: NEVER eat the chocolate bar or toothpaste AFTER you use it to polish the bottom of the can as it contains TOXIC levels of aluminum and is NOT safe for consumption.
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