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

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

About: Hunting. Fishing. Survival.

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

Step 1: Prepping

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

Step 2: The Fire!

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!

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11 Discussions

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Jishacus
Jishacus

4 years ago

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

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AtonM
AtonM

Reply 2 years ago

punched hom in theneck!! lol!!! hope you said sorry! lol

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Captain MacTavish
Captain MacTavish

Reply 4 years ago

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

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AtonM
AtonM

2 years ago

my pocket just caught fire the other day from this by accident... be careful out there!! never store garbage from candy wrappers in pocket with a battery!!!!

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johnverrall
johnverrall

4 years ago

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!!

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Charger4431
Charger4431

5 years ago

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

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devinnov28
devinnov28

6 years ago

Is it just that easy?

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devinnov28
devinnov28

6 years ago

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

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Captain MacTavish
Captain MacTavish

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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