Skip to comments.The Fire Piston: Ancient Firemaking Machine
Posted on 10/05/2012 8:08:08 PM PDT by djone
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Don’t waste a perfectly good flare!
Wrap a small rag onto a stick, then dampen it with gas, kerosene, or diesel. Hold it next to one of the vehicle’s battery cables, and use a long screw driver, wrench, or spread-open pliers to spark it alight. If nothing else, you can connect a set of jumper cables*, and use the free-end clamps to create the sparks.
You can use it as a torch, if you modify it a bit to make it burn slower & longer; or use it as a match, same as the flare is use.
*In a pinch, battery cables can be used for crude emergency light duty welding, using 16d nails or bailing wire for ‘welding rods’.
That's field expedient, right there, I don't care who you are.
Michelle, two kids. A coincidence, I think not.
self-PING for later.
Is that like a henway?
Everyone knows a hen weighs 4 to 6 lbs.
Copper stub out...
That was cool!
Thanks for the ping.
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