Fire From Ice

Submitted by: Dickens 5 years ago in Science

Using bush-craft ingenuity, a man shows how to make fire using ice.
There are 23 comments:
Female 6,381
Once y`all gat yur nass fahr burnin ya can thaw the hypothermia outa yer hands, there...
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Male 12,365
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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Male 599
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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Male 2,855
uh, survivor man did it first
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Male 2,790
...it`s cool because ice is cold and fire is hot...
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Male 2,172
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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Male 987
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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Male 25,416
He cheated with black powder....
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Male 3,076
black powder is for pussies...
but pretty nice
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Female 71
"i know this is possible because mythbusters did it"

Okay so I didn`t remember correctly haha
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Female 71
Mythbusters have already tried this and if i remember correctly it didn`t work :/
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Male 5,094
You keep "mangifying".
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Male 209
"He used black powder to get the instant light."
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Male 10,440
[quote] i know this is possible because mythbusters did it,[/quote]
I must have missed that one. Time to flip through the old episodes...
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Male 10,440
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!
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Male 3,894
@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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Male 209
He used black powder to get the instant light.
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Male 759
"dis is my ice. dis is my fiarh."
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Male 911
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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Male 280
That`s pretty cool.
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Male 1,216
How didn`t he get any frostbites?
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Male 14,835
Seen it, tried it. Easier if it`s colder.
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Male 74
Link: Fire From Ice [Rate Link] - Using bush-craft ingenuity, a man shows how to make fire using ice.
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