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How to start a fire with a flashlight.

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This Instructable will show you how to start a fire with a flashlight. A good sized flashlight, not a pocket sized one. I would like to say thank you to Les Stroud, AKA: Survivorman for having this on his Colorado Rockies episode. BE CAREFUL AND DO THIS IN A WELL CONTAINED AREA SO NOTHING ELSE STARTS ON FIRE. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS OR ARSONS. ALWAYS BE LAWFUL AND CAREFUL.
 
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Step 1: Items

-Flashlight
-Tinder (dead grass and leaves. Just something that will ignite safely.)
-secondary tinder: a pile of dead grass for the campfire
-common sense: don't be stupid when doing this

Step 2: Break the glass cover

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Break the glass cover of the flashlight, and get the glass out of it. Do not damage anything else.

Step 3: Take out the bulb and break it

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Break the glass of the bulb, be careful not to damage the filament inside.

Step 4: Put it back in the flashlight.

Screw the remains of the bulb back into the flashlight. No picture. Don't really need it.

Step 5: Place tinder

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Put the tinder for the fire into the top of the flashlight. Fill it to the top.

Step 6: Turn it on

It may take a few tries, but it should ignite. Sometimes it doesn't work, don't come crying to me if it doesn't.

Step 7: Move to dead grass clump campfire ball

Move the fire over quickly to the secondary tinder on the ground until the fire is transferred. Then, dump all of the fire from the flashlight onto the campfire. Then get away.

Step 8: There you go!

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chipper352 years ago
Very tasteful guidance on this step.....well-put.
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