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How To Start A Fire With A Lemon

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by 2sweed, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. 2sweed

    2sweed Natural Camper Staff Member

    This idea was a bit strange although, when explained made sense. Would be something worth sharing with your scout troops, @ Dancer.

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  2. actadh

    actadh Pathfinder

    Love this - thanks for sharing.
  3. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    Amazing, using the multiple nails to increase the voltage was pretty clever. I think you could probably do the same thing with a potatoe
  4. SashaS

    SashaS Novice Camper

    I saw this on Facebook and I thought it was just clickbait so I disregarded it. I sort of questioned the logic behind it and realized lemon juice is a good electrolyte and therefore would react with the electrodes in the zinc nails and copper clips, connecting them in series and then completing the circuit with steel wool can make sparks. I guess that if you don't have access to traditional fire-making materials but by some chance happen to have access to these, then you're in luck!
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