Introduction: How to Make Fire With Chocolate and Can

Hi Guys! today i will show you a Easy trick for make a fire with Chocolate and Alluminum Can!


Check the video below for view the final result:






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Step 1: What Do You Need?

for this instructables you need only few component:

- Piece of Chocolate ( be careful, don't eat the chocolate after the project)

- Alluminm Can

-Piece of paper (use dark or black color for redute the time for ignite)

Step 2: Polishing!

The fenomenal about this project it's the good ability to reflect of Shiny metal, but the bottom of alluminum Can don't reflect very well, for this reason you need to polish the alluminum

Grab the Chocolate and start to rub the piece on the bottom of the can, after 2 or 3 minute clean with a piece of old cloth or a napkin of cotton.

repeat this two step for many time, when you see the bottom of the can as a mirror you're done.

Step 3: Ignite!

Now you only use your Alluminum can for concentrate the lights of Sun on the paper.

Directs the alluminum can in front of the sun and move your piece of paper to search the perfect point of maximum power, you can found it when the dot of light becomes small! after 1 minute you can see the smoke come out of the paper

Step 4: Blow on Fire

Pile up a piece of paper or dry grass to make your fuel, this part it's little difficult, because after you ignite the piece of paper with the sun, you must to put the ember in a cover place and blow gently on it, be carefull because extinguish easly...

the best result i made with cover the ember with my hand and the dry grass, when you see a lot of smoke you are in the right way, now you can blow much stronger and in two minute you can see the fire become from your hand

(be careful to don't burn your skin in this process)

Comments

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sharpshooter75 (author)2017-05-12

cool

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Corinbw (author)2015-04-03

you can use toothpaste or a natural clay to polish it also

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moses2k16 (author)Corinbw2016-10-15

really?

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Michael_oz (author)2015-03-12

I wanted burning chocolate :(

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Skwurlito (author)2015-03-11

Boyscout status! Good idea for improvised fires in concrete camp grounds or areas with rude people. You should update with an alternative method of polishing for those who don't carry any chocolate... Like me... Chocolate never makes it to the camp site...

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kondzio29 (author)2015-03-02

Actually you can polish a can with anything... So the chocolate can't make fire the can is making a fire in this case

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Michael013 (author)kondzio292015-03-11

Actually you can reflect the sun with anything... So the can can't make fire the sun is making a fire in this case

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Deltic (author)2015-03-11

Great idea, definitely going to try this with our scout troop. BTW, here's a tip to use for kindling - save the fluff from your tumble dryer; we always pack a small sealed plastic bag & it fires up a treat!

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Gamer Guy (author)2015-03-10

I feel like I saw this on a survival show. But, you reminded me of it, (assuming I'm not crazy) awesome job!

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thesnowtheriver (author)2015-03-10

ok, critics, let's think about this one. where are you when you need to make fire the old fashioned way? probably out in the middle of nowhere. What useful fire- making materials might you have in your backpack? whoa......a coke can and a chocolate bar. i'll be darned it all makes sense after all and might even save your life. you're welcome. ; )

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Ludvic (author)thesnowtheriver2015-03-10

You're right, this method isn't the best survival mode in emergency, but work... ;)

In the future i will made other instructables with other survival mode...

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thesnowtheriver (author)Ludvic2015-03-10

No Lucvic,you misunderstand. i was Praising your idea. not criticizing it! i think your method would work great!

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bill2009 (author)2015-03-10

I think this is a great hack and i'm going to try it today just for fun. Thanks a lot

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Tory MYDIYCNC (author)2015-03-10

SO much trolling on the comments, Ludvic that is a great use for the can, and chocolate. That could be very useful! You are using the chocolate to polish a can to make fire, so yes, chocolate is a step to making the fire, for those who do not understand.

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Ludvic (author)Tory MYDIYCNC2015-03-10

Thank you man!

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malc in Spain (author)2015-03-10

I read the comments below ..LOL some are funny.

Bottom line is. A good read and viewing - Now it is kept in my memory file for later..If ever!

But thanks..It is these little snippets that are the most enjoyable..

Wherever they originated from.

What matters most is the time and effort people put in...to placing them for readers who enjoy the unusual

Thanks

malc in Spain

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User1 (author)2015-03-10

Nice little 'ble here! Little misleading on the chocolate stuff, but it gets people to your bit here, doesn't it?

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sle5 (author)2015-03-06

my understanding is when you polish the can with chocolate, the dust is harmful to your health. correct me please!

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Ludvic (author)sle52015-03-05

It's not really problem, but NOT eat the chocolate after the experiment, with this process you don't make much dust, but if you prefer you can add one drop of water for stay quiet

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Techies1400 (author)2015-03-02

the chocolate don't make the fire, the polished can make the fire!!!!

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Ludvic (author)Techies14002015-03-03

Good! You are smart... The name of this technique is "Marketing"

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Techies1400 (author)Ludvic2015-03-03

i knew it, now i will remove my like

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Ludvic (author)Techies14002015-03-03

now i' am so sad :(

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Techies1400 (author)Ludvic2015-03-04

ok, i put you the like... ;)

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Makersauce (author)Ludvic2015-03-03

....and that's why i'm voting for ya, Damn dude great ible' man!

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ajohnson119 (author)2015-03-03

Like it, been meaning to try this method out .. and I'm not bothered about the click bait title, it worked on me. ;)

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AsifK4 (author)2015-03-03

by the way you copied this from a video in youtube made by buzzfeed

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Ludvic (author)AsifK42015-03-03

Buzzfeed really?
Buzzfeed it's an aggregate of all pic and video on internet, there is a lot of people that use this trick with chocolate or toothpaste...

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渣渣 (author)2015-03-03

呃......没看懂......

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