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What is the most important thing to have when camping or surviving in a world without traditional housing? Fire! Knowing how to create a fire is of the utmost importance both in present society and in a society in peril.
One way to to create a quick and easy fire is to use a AA battery and a gum wrapper. Here’s how:
Graphic by Peter Oumanski
- Have tinder ready for flames.
- Fold the open gum wrapper in half by its width.
- Cut the folded wrapper diagonally from its open side to almost next to the edge on the folded side. The cut portion should resemble a thin line with two wide triangles at its end. You want the middle portion to be as thin as possible.
- Hold to two ends against the posts on either side of the battery. The middle section of the wrapper will burst into flames, allowing you to light your tinder.