Start a Fire With Steel Wool and a Battery

Hi Everyone!

I have not done this in a long time and was pleased to discover its like riding a bicycle (once you got it down, you got it down).

Check it out:

A few pointers:

1) Ther finer the steel wool the better (0000) is the best, but it will all work even with SOS type pads.

2) A 9v battery or bigger works the best, but,  remember, you are basically shorting the battery out! It will not do this for long!  So,  do not think you are giong to put some steel wool and a 9V in your emergency kit and be good for more than about 3 starts! There are simply much better fire starters to have in your bag.  This is useful but probably a pinch hit skill.

The good news is that you can start the wool with a fire steel, fresnel lens,  lighter, flint and steel etc…. It is basically a very hot burning,  first stage tinder.

3) Once you have the steel wool going act quickly and blow, blow, blow!

And there you go.   Let me know if there are any questions.





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