How You Can Start a Fire Without Matches, Flint, or Friction
This matchless survival fire kit is one of the cleverest ideas we’ve seen in quite awhile. It will allow you to start a fire without matches, flint, or any of the usual things you think you’d need to make fire. Just in case you’re thinking friction fire, that’s not it either.
This is totally unique, and you’ll be asking yourself “why didn’t I think of that?” This matchless fire method makes use of an “old school” chemical experiment taken to the next level. You’re going to need two chemicals that you can easily obtain (shown in video).
When the two chemicals spontaneously combust, they throw off a beautiful pink and purple flame. Most impressively, the reaction can still work even if the mixture is wet. Your matchless survival fire kit can be used for survival/disaster situations, camping, hiking, or biking. The little packs are lightweight and hold enough chemicals to start 2-4 fires each.
Important Note: For the container (shown in video), a used the soda cap containers is utilized. To see how those containers are made see this post: Unique Soda Cap Container Hack. These are lightweight, and keep the chemicals well separated, as long as they are made correctly.
However, use caution, there could be great danger and big messes to clean up using poorly made containers. Make sure to follow the directions in that video so you don’t run into any problems.
WARNING: This project involves chemicals that can stain, burn, and damage your skin. KMnO4 should not be ingested, and can be fatal if swallowed. This experiment is mainly for demonstration purposes and should only be attempted with adult supervision and adequate training. Use of this video content is at your own risk. Follow the directions exactly as shown and you should be fine.