Friday, July 13, 2012

101 Ways to MAKE FIRE - #5 The Naked SurvivorChef

101 Ways to MAKE FIRE - #5 The Naked SurvivorChef Tube. Duration : 4.28 Mins.

How to make fire without matches or lighter. What to do when you don't have any char-cloth and can't find any tinder fungus? All sorts of unusual things will work to create an ember. Here we used some finely ground thyme. Various herbs and spices will work, but generally the darker-coloured ones are better as they absorb heat more efficiently. The volatile aromatics that are responsible for the distinciive smell help to keep the ember burning at high temperature. Parabolas are surprising common in everyday household items. The kitchen is a prime hunting ground. This video is part of a series of 101 videos, showing different ways to make fire. It started out as a challenge to myself, to understand the physics and chemistry associated with combustion. Enormous resources go into firefighting and firefighters put their lives on the line every day to save lives and property from destructive fire. Obviously it is easier and cheaper to prevent fire in the first place. Hopefully I can teach people how easy it is for fires to start as a result of ignorance or negligence. Many of these techniques are very old and it is just a question of re-learning ancient skills. There is something very primal and satisfying about being able to start a fire the way our forefathers did. People nowadays seldom even think about fire, without realising that many of the things we take for granted every day have come about as a result of the understanding and control of combustion. An obvious example ...

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