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Date: 08/22/11 07:46 AM

23 Responses to Fire From Ice

  1. Profile photo of Dickens
    Dickens Male 18-29
    74 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 3:43 am
    Link: Fire From Ice - Using bush-craft ingenuity, a man shows how to make fire using ice.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 8:05 am
    Seen it, tried it. Easier if it`s colder.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 8:09 am
    How didn`t he get any frostbites?
  4. Profile photo of terracottus
    terracottus Male 30-39
    280 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 8:54 am
    That`s pretty cool.
  5. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:02 am
    So this light magnifying ice block causes grass to explode, instead of slowly ignite? although i know this is possible because mythbusters did it, i bet this video is staged. probably couldn`t get it to work.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:07 am
    "dis is my ice. dis is my fiarh."
  7. Profile photo of JMaybury
    JMaybury Male 18-29
    209 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:18 am
    He used black powder to get the instant light.
  8. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:20 am
    @revolutioniz -- or... he put down some lighter fluid to make sure the live, green grass (filled with water) would go visibly aflame.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:28 am
    I`m a little skeptical... for a lens, you need a parabola, and that`s very hard to do accurately using just your hands. Also I saw lots of imperfections in his ice even afterwards, and finally why did his target suddenly burst like that? Almost explosively. When you take a magnifying glass to some dry leaves, shouldn`t they just sort of smoke and shrivel up.

    Hmmm...

    I summon the mythbusters!
  10. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:30 am
    i know this is possible because mythbusters did it,
    I must have missed that one. Time to flip through the old episodes...
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    JMaybury Male 18-29
    209 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:31 am
    "He used black powder to get the instant light."
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:36 am
    You keep "mangifying".
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    rburridge Female 18-29
    70 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:39 am
    Mythbusters have already tried this and if i remember correctly it didn`t work :/
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    rburridge Female 18-29
    70 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:41 am
    "i know this is possible because mythbusters did it"

    Okay so I didn`t remember correctly haha
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 11:12 am
    black powder is for pussies...
    but pretty nice
  16. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    He cheated with black powder....
  17. Profile photo of Thonious
    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    Black powder makes a lot of things easier.

    Try starting a fire with wet wood at night in the rain. That`s when you need a fire.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    Or you could save yourself some trouble and simply carry a magnifying glass, some matches or a zippo with you at all time.

    It`s really not that hard.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    ...it`s cool because ice is cold and fire is hot...
  20. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm
    uh, survivor man did it first
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:33 pm
    In the meanwhile you have contracted hypothermia while waiting in the cold for the freaking sun to come out from the clouds. Learn from the Polynesians how to start fire. They can do it from wet wood in a tropical forest.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 9:54 pm
    Some information on the Mythbusters experiment with ice lenses:

    Sort of confirmed

    Quick summary:

    They couldn`t do it with a simple lens, but they did get enough heat to create smoke by using a sphere rather than a lens. The reason was that the lens rapidly lost its shape due to melting, whereas the sphere remained spherical enough for longer.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    August 22, 2011 at 11:19 pm
    Once y`all gat yur nass fahr burnin ya can thaw the hypothermia outa yer hands, there...

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