Introduction: How to Make a Fire With a Gum Wrapper and a Battery

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What you will need is a gum wrapper and a "AA" or a "AAA" battery

Step 1: Prepping

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Place the negative part of the battery on the metallic part of the wrapper.

Step 2: The Fire!

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Cover the top part of the battery and hold it there with something other than your hand! You will burn yourself, The FIRE!

*EDIT*

You can tear the middle of it slightly so the heat would be concentrated to the middle where the paper would burn. Just a helpful tip, thanks for all the views too!

Comments

Jishacus (author)2016-10-16

I have had a 9v battery catch my backpack on fire ruining dozens of relic hunting maps after it connected with some very thin hanging camping wire. I punched my prankster of a friend in his neck thinking he did it. Ooops

Being in a situation like that I probably would have too without thinking, sorry about your maps bud.

johnverrall (author)2016-05-16

if you have no gum just get some steel wool [pot scrubber] and put some tinder on top of it,then get a 9 volt battery and touch on the steel wool and"hey presto" you have a fire!!

Charger4431 (author)2015-01-08

It's better with a 9v because you can just drop the wrapper on it.

TheALOwens made it! (author)2014-09-29

Didn't see yours before I posted mine! And yes, it is "that easy"! Great survival trick!

devinnov28 (author)2014-02-15

Is it just that easy?

Sorry for the delay, but yes it is "just that easy"!

That Christian Guy (author)2014-01-31

:3

devinnov28 (author)2014-01-26

Does it really work? I would love to try :-)

Yes, I just didn't want to start a fire inside, and if I did it outside I would have got yelled at.