Fire without matches

Submitted by: biskitbeetle 12 years ago in Science
http://www.trackertrail.com/survival/fire/cokeandchocolatebar/

Make fire using only a coke can and a bar of chocolate
There are 24 comments:
Male 47
nice

matches can get wet

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Male 66
ya, just bring matches
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Female 46
ok thats was so pointles how would you have coke and toblerone but not matches it was cool but not pratical...i could probably wast half of my afternoon on trying to do that! ohh now i want to try it!
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Male 2,620
OMG, why the hell would they use Toblerone? That sh*t is heaven on earth; you don`t use it polish a f*cking can!!!!!

Also, those instructions could`ve been cut in half, cuz it kept repeating itself. The first half of it was telling you to polish the bottom.

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Male 3,060
this kinda exagerates it, though....
first of all, it has to be one hell of a sunny day. the concave reflecting surface of a pop can would work better than a flat mirror because the convex mirrors use their parabolic shape to aim light at the focus of the mirror (which you should probably find mathematically to make this task easier)...
secondly, this still takes a long time to do and is pretty much insane to start a decent fire with. notice that they are lighting a combustable fungus (i assume to be similar to lycopodium)...however, only a small amount of this may be ignited at one time....and the resulting flame is very short lived...

if you`re going to need a fire....just take matches or a lighter.

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Male 2,519
that was nice polishing
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Male 16
"i like magnifying glasses and ants better." defianatly
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Female 138
i like magnifying glasses and ants better.
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Female 90
I agree Mat. I was hoping for some sort of chemical reaction...you can essentially start a fire with sunlight and any shiny object.
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Male 1,523
You should rename this "How to polish the bottom of a coke can with chocolate"...
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Male 161
So, if i grab some cans i can make my neighb life a living hell?
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Female 140
meh , i prefer to use glue , sticks and feathers - i find it has EXACTLY the same effect as a lighter
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Male 12
^^^^^
No poo, I totally thought that a soda can and bar of chocolate would spontaneously combust.
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Male 904
Seems the critical element here is sunlight. So its about as useful as an ashtry on a motorbike here in the UK. Cool concept though.
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Male 127
lol, amazing.. how do ppl find out about these kinda stuff? wow
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Male 12
I think Nazi is having a midlife crisis cause someone else cut off his dong long before Ninja did. Being the mornoic White Power guy he seems to be, it was prolly a pencil sharpner.
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Male 560
i think ninja_mut would sooner snatch your dong out of your pants. have fun you two
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Male 185
Hmmm..... the nazi that is a low rider. Will he never leave this community. I think not, I shal provoke him. I will poke him with a stick and let his wrath pour down on my like rain from the gods. why is he so angry? He most have been hated by his mother. The poor tormented soul that he is. I feel his pain and it saddens me, may he find peace somewhere down the line in his life. He makes me sad. |-(
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Female 412
sweet, i gotta remember to bring that if i ever go hiking XD then i can eat the chocolate and drink the coke after!
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Female 2,244
so, chocolate can work as polish, interesting.
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Male 926
Person:interesting...
Brain:eatthechocolateeatthechocolateeatthechocolateeatthechocolate
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Female 37
That`s pretty cool.
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Female 171
I`d sooner eat the chocolate than actually start a fire with it.
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Male 18
Link: Fire without matches [Rate Link] - Make fire using only a coke can and a bar of chocolate

:-)

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