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DIY Pill Bottle Fire Starter



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A pill bottle fire starter is a versatile tool that works great in a survival situation when other fire starting methods aren’t available.

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How to Make a DIY Pill Bottle Fire Starter

A Useful Skill for Survival

This is a fun and easy project to do with your kids. It’s also a useful survival skill.

Fire is very important in survival situations. It gives warmth, provides light, helps you cook food and gives a reassuring feeling that you can survive any end-of-the-world scenario as well as a simple camp-out on the weekend.

A Great DIY Survival Project to Do With Your Kids

At home it is easy to start a fire, what with the fire starting devices that we always seem to take for granted, like a box of matches, a lighter, or the electronic igniter in the stove or oven.

Out in the wilderness, however, matches and lighters could fail and fire starting becomes a necessary skill. The weather can be both a friend and a foe, making the act of lighting a fire an easy task when conditions are dry or very difficult when it is windy or stormy.

A box of waterproof matches would come in handy in this situation.

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Fire Starting Tools Kids Should Know

Children have to learn how to start a fire and there are actually many ways to do so.

There is the hand drill, the fire plough, and fire drill that requires two people to start. However, these methods depend greatly on dry wood and grass. During wet weather or damp conditions, it is best to use a waterproof firestarter.

When your kids learn how to start a fire or at least make a firestarter, you can consider it an achievement.

The Importance of Learning How to Start a Fire

This is a basic survival skill every child should learn so that when they are left on their own, they will be able to keep their bodies warm, prepare food, drive away wild animals and see in the dark, too.

Starting a fire is something that every prepper, old or young, should know how to do.

Teaching these skills can be made exciting and fun by letting kids participate and get hands-on experience, and making a pill bottle fire starter is a great place to start.

Who knows, when that fateful day comes, your children may turn out to be the ones who will help you survive.


Watch this simple process on how to make pill bottle into a fire starter from Rated Red:

Whether you’re going camping or facing an emergency, you should be able to start a fire. That’s why it’s important to keep a small DIY pill bottle fire starter in your or your kids’ bags at all times.

Check out the article below to learn how to make a pill bottle firestarter, a fire starting device that can work in all sorts of weather conditions.

Get Your Kids Involved: How to Create Pill Bottle Firestarters – Mom with a PREP
Do you have any DIY survival projects that you like to do with your kids? Let us know in the comments section below!


Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted on February 10, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  12. Anonymous

    May 20, 2019 at 11:00 PM

    Would be nice if you idiots actually gave the instructions on how!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      May 26, 2019 at 10:10 AM

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    • mobileHman

      August 12, 2019 at 9:14 PM

      The video shows how. Basically you need to saturate the cotton balls with petroleum jelly. Then store the saturated cotton in the pill bottle.

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