Survival tip: how to start a fire


I always carry waterproof matches when I travel and many folks carry a cigarette lighter, but what if you’re stuck somewhere without these items — and you need to start a fire. Well, I don’t know if you’ll happen to have a battery and sticks of chewing gum on you, but if you do you’re in luck.

The key here is that the fire happens at the narrow point. Someone in the comments asked if the foil in a pack of cigarettes will work. The answer is, maybe.

Just please don’t forget that the foil will become very hot! And be careful about your hair or clothing catching fire!

So here is just one more reason to not buy gum that comes in plastic. Caring about our planet is the top reason.

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