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Sub 1 - Jumper Cable Fire

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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 it this way then. Here we go! Finally, after four days stuck in the car, this fire will be a huge boost psychologically. It didn’t quiet go as planned! In this damp 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. See, in all the panic I didn’t even remember to use the tinder I gathered. I’m gonna use it now. Well, 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. It 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 into the paper, try to spread it out, I don’t know, I…I thought it would’ve gone better inside the uhmm… the…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 that 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 just like, I don’t know, compressed board sort of stuff, and threw it underneath, and it’s burning and uhmm…I was 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
Genre: None
Views: 27
Posted by: kathelyze on Sep 26, 2014

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