Thursday, June 5, 2014
Solar Ignition Fire
Solar Ignition Fire:
You can find the Magnification lens used for this post HERE
I added a 10x magnification lens to my fire kit from Amazon a month or so ago and decided today was as good as any to give it a shot. So i gathered a tinder bundle of dead grass and tulip poplar inner bark added a little char cloth and 5 seconds later had ignition (after waiting a few minutes for cloud cover to pass as we had scattered showers today). So from woods to cooking hotdogs it took a total of 15 minutes, not too shabby for a primitive fire and collection of resources around the fire site. Also I've been trying out various configurations of upside down fires so be on the lookout for a post concerning upside down and self-feeding fires in the near future. Also look for a post this weekend on making char cloth.
8) Medium ignition
9) Full ignition of the fire. I must say it took off quite nice for mostly wet wood. Made for a quick lunch of hot dogs!
Any Questions feel free to leave me a comment and I will get back to you!