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Survivorman: Fire (Jump) Starter

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Fire starting using sparks and gasoline is dubious at the best of times. But when survival depends upon it, it takes on a whole new intensity. Let's try this way then. Here we go! Finally, after four days stuck in the car, this fire will be a huge boost psychologically. Didn't quite go as planned. In this damn snow, I've gotta work extra hard to keep this going. Diligence is always required if I wanna stay warm, and the added advantage is that the fire serves as a signal for potential rescuers. They're more likely to go to investigate a car with a fire burning behind it, than simply a dark car sitting in the snow. Seeing all the panic, I didn't even remember to use the tinder I've gathered. Well, I'll use it now. Oh, this instruction manual came in handy. Keeping a large amount of ready to go tinder and kindling for the fire is vital to success. But battling the elements is always a challenge to staying warm. Stopped raining. Clouds look thick that are coming my way as well. It worked. It took a while to get that spark to take. I had to pour the gas over onto the paper, track up to spread it out. I dunno. I thought it would've gone better inside the beer can with the fumes and everything; but it didn't seem to make any difference. Got it to take. Ran over here, but then I noticed after a while when the fire was burning, that it wasn't burning down into my wood. It's because the pot lid was still underneath it, stopping the fire from going down. So I had to pull the pot lid out, which caused more trouble with the fire. So I grabbed a piece of the inside of the car. It was this like, I dunno, compressed board sort a stuff, and threw it underneath, and it's burning and that's keeping the fire going. Now I can heat water up over top of the fire. That's one way to save a match. The car heater was nice, but a full fire begins to put motivation into me like nothing else can.

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Duration: 2 minutes and 39 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Views: 53
Posted by: alansito90 on Sep 26, 2014

Les Stroud starts a fire with jumper cables.

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