How to Make Fire With Chocolate and Can

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Introduction: How to Make Fire With Chocolate and Can

About: Hi, My name is Luigi "Ludvic" for the friends, I really like the recycle, the technology and the Chemistry, another of my hobby is Videomaking and I love Youtube, You can check my project on LudvicTV' Chane...

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)

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    27 Discussions

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    Corinbw
    Corinbw

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    moses2k16
    moses2k16

    Reply 3 years ago

    really?

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    Skwurlito
    Skwurlito

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    kondzio29

    5 years ago

    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
    Michael013

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Deltic

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Gamer Guy

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

    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
    Ludvic

    Reply 5 years ago

    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
    thesnowtheriver

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    bill2009
    bill2009

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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

    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
    Ludvic

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thank you man!

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    malc in Spain

    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
    User1

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    sle5

    5 years ago

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

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    Techies1400
    Techies1400

    5 years ago

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

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    Ludvic
    Ludvic

    Reply 5 years ago

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