Emergency Fire Starting

Fire from Batteries and Steel Wool

Electricity makes sparks, as everyone knows. Harnessing that spark to create a fire is pretty easy and fun to see.

  • Have your fine, dry tinder ready.
  • Get some fine steel wool - 0000 grade left over from polishing your pop can fire starter would work great.
  • Pull the steel wool into a thin length about 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
  • Get a 9-volt or a couple of "D", "C", or "AA" batteries.
  • Touch the steel wool to both contacts of the battery and the steel wool will begin to glow and burn.
  • It does not burn long, so get it into your tinder quickly.

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