17 Wicked Ways To Start A Fire | DIY Fire Starters

By on March 21, 2014

We all know the conventional ways to start a fire. A little lighter fluid, a handful of tinder, some flint, a few matches, a lighter, a few sheets of newspaper – these a-typical methods will work if you’re luck enough to have these things around when you’re in need of a fire.

But who enjoys the a-typical? There are a ton of creative ways to start a fire, whether you’re in survival mode or you just want to watch it burn. Here are a few methods to enhance your preparedness, or if you just to start some badass fires:

1. Water Bottle Fire Starter

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Chances are pretty good that you’ll have access to something as common as a water bottle around most of the time. For this reason, this survival tip is important to know for those moments when you’re not as prepared as you might like and need a fire.

How To Make Fire With A Water Bottle Video

 2. Reading Glasses Fire Starter

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How To Start A Fire With Reading Glasses Video

 3. Soda Can and Chocolate

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How to Start a Fire with a Can and Chocolate Video

4. Urine Fire Starter

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How to Start a Fire with Urine Video

5. Magnesium Fire Starter


 Making Fire with a Magnesium Fire Starter Video

6. Vaseline and Cotton Ball Fire Starter


 How to Start a Fire with Vaseline and Cotton Balls Video

7. Bacon Grease Fire Starter


How to Start a Fire With Bacon Grease Video

 8. Bear Gryll’s Fire Starter



How to Use Bear Gryll’s Fire Starter Video

9. Fire Piston Fire Starter


How to Start A Fire Starter by Air Video

10. Water Fire Starter


5 Ways to Start a Fire with Water Video

11. Lava Fire Starter


(See full article on ‘How to Make Fire with Lava’ at Wild Wood Survival)

12. Fungus Fireboard Fire Starter


(See full article at Wild Wood Survival)

13. Solar Reflector Fire Starter


How to Start a Fire with a Solar Reflector Video

14. Spontaneous Combustion Fire Starter

emergency fire starter

(See full article at Wild Wood Survival)

15. Ice Sphere Fire Starter


(See full article at Wild Wood Survival)

16. Ravioli Fire Starters



How to Start a Fire with Ravioli Video

17. Wine Cork Fire Starter


(See full article at Camp Wander)


Dried Pine Trees Make A Great Fire

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    A nine volt battery with fine wires soldered to each terminal and very fine plain steel wool works like a charm.

  3. Jeff


    Another great way to start a fire:

    Place a small pile of Potassium Permanganate (also useful to have in first aid kit to pour onto cuts to kill germs and to disinfect water) near the tinder. Drip Glycerin (also useful to cover burn wounds or salve irritated skin)onto the Potassium Permanganate. Wait a few seconds and watch the chemical reaction burst into flames.

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