Sandwich Bag Fire Starter

Sandwich Bag Fire Starter

Guess who just turned up at my place. It is Grant Thompson The King Of Random G: What’s up guys D: Grant is actually going to show me a little survival tip, let’s say you’re stuck out in the woods, and you need to make a fire, but you don’t have say… Matches or a lighter We’re going to try to use a ziploc bag to start a fire G: I guess when you’re building a fire the first thing you’re going to need is some tinder So we’re gonna have to go scavenge around for some options this stuff works pretty well D: now this is pretty dry G: Yeah, we definitely want something that’s off the ground if possible because we need it as dry as possible The first step was to grind up the tinder into a fine powder. I’m just following Grant’s instructions here I’m not really sure if this is going to work see that right there. That’s the stuff We’re going for it’s super fine We’re gonna take our base plate. We’re going to pinch a nice little pile in there. okay, so at this point We’re pretty much ready to start the ignition process So what do we need for that? …for that We’re going to need Ziplock bag and a little bit of water Now this is just a regular ziploc sandwich Baggie. We’re going to pour that in till it’s about halfway full, you let me know when Grab water from a Creek or stream or wherever you like now Here’s the trick we want to develop this into some kind [of] a liquid sphere We’re going to be making a liquid magnifying glass I do that by turning my ziploc bag you know 45 degrees So it creates this diamond shape and then we’re [just] going to gather these two Corners together We’re going to lose a little bit of water as we do okay I’m going to pinch that off and the next goal is to twist it trap all that water inside You see as I twist it it creates pressure that exerts [-] almost an equal pressure on all sides And now while it’s not a perfect sphere It will eventually start to bubble out Into a nice liquid sphere where we need it we’ve essentially just made a makeshift magnifying glass And you start to fire the same way you would with a magnifying glass Now once he rolled the ball around you can see where it looks the best We’re looking for as close to as sphere as possible. Which is right there now if I back it out [wow] You can see there start smoking immediately that’s incredible the focal length of the lens is the place where [all] of the light converges? That’s really what we’re trying to establish here, right is Position the tinder pile at the focal point of this Spherical by convex lens [essentially] now you can see [that’s] been smoking [for] a little while Mm-hmm We’ve developed a little bit of an Ember base. It’s burned a little bit Yeah, so now I’m going to sprinkle a little bit more fuel on top there And that will cause the heat to rise and burn that from the bottom and I’m going to again from the top nice It’s interesting how you’re like kind of bringing it down so that the surface of that is not actually where the most concentrated Rays are you’re concentrating even deeper down into the pile. That’s right because We don’t want the heat to [dissipate] too much, and if we’re at an extreme focal point like this. Yes The heats going to bleed off, so if we can warm the surrounding area it actually helps speed the process, right? We’re just going to repeat that process until it will stay smoking on its own [we’ve] only been at this for a minute or two and the amount of smoke We’re seeing there is it’s pretty significant [a] little bit of sprinkle a little bit of sunlight rinse and repeat. We’re really elevating the temperature Mm-Hmm I Just point our pile smoking pretty well on its own now I’m going to go ahead and take this plastic bag and just set it to the side we could reuse this again if we wanted To at this point. We can probably start adding smaller pieces of tinder. You’ll get a few of these little pieces here We’re going to go down to small we want it to be extremely light airy Sure to still allow the [oxygen] to get in there exactly because if you take away the oxygen you smother the fire cool I think right there. We’re just going to let it sit for a [couple] minutes now Well that’s going we can start chopping up some of these pieces. We just found lying on the ground. They’re dry It’s almost like straw. We’re going to pull them into very thin fibers We want to make something that [resembles] a bird’s nest something that’s light airy and can catch fire very quickly now We need to transfer this without disturbing the coals as much as possible The way that I like to do that is take this base. Mm-hmm. We’re going to take this grass We’re going to put over top and we’re just going to gently roll. It over like this [oh] wow now you can see all those hot coals transfer down into the grass and we’re just going to cover it over To help conceal block it from some of the wind like this and now because of all that straw the air can flow through it and help build the heat one trick that I use it look a Little bit funny, I just stick this in my hand and spin in circles [see] And it really works honestly That’s impressive You can already see it smoking a little bit more We’re going to give that a second just for the heat to build back up Yeah but you can totally see There’s a lot more fuel catching on fire now what we want to be seeing is thicker smoke and we want to see it progressing so we see the smoke dying down or getting weaker like slow down get out of the breeze give it a chance for the Heat to build this is ready if you look down in there. You can almost see glowing Red Embers now It wants to light it wants to light it Just needs a little bit of a flick it’s going to build up a little more a little spinning trick [oh] you see that goes hot flame. I’ll go amazing boom and then we’re out here. Oh Ha ha shoot. Sorry [Derrick] is [ok] We’ve clearly demonstrated forming fire. Well that my friend is how to start a fire [with] a sandwich bag and bright side [eh] [that’s] nicely done. [I] want to say a huge. Thank you to grant here king of random You should go check out his channel. There’s lots of very random things and it’s taught me a thing or two That’s for sure [a] lot about survival Hacks and a lot of those things that you really shouldn’t try at home And then we show you why you shouldn’t try them at home back? We just put a video on my channel trying to melt glass we took a Dr. Pepper bottle and melted that in the back here, and I worked amazingly well, so go check it out I’ll put a link in the description

100 thoughts on “Sandwich Bag Fire Starter”

  1. Rip grant๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ซ

  2. Or just carry a lighter……….or like 99.99999999 % of the world population never get in that situation. Ffs. How to make a solution to a made up situation, Whatโ€™s the next one, how to breathe on the moon with only a skateboard and a tiara ?

  3. This must've been your umm this experiment probably was very boring for you huh? Smh I don't know wtf I'm trying to say

  4. Didn't know Grant was going to be in this video. My chest just got that intense heavy feeling. So sad he's gone. Hoping his wife and children are supported a lot and coping as best as they can.

  5. What's so great in it. We Indians use this trick since decades. But instead of moving ourselves in circles we only move the arm Like doing "aarti".

  6. Good fire skills, he understands when to pause and let it breath and when to build the coal. If you rush it, the coal can easily fall apart, dissipate out through a poorly conceived tinder bundle matrix instead of building. If you get some coal extender like birch tinder fungus or cattail fluff you can make the coal big enough to light anything. Cattail is weird, the outer fluff burns off in one sweet wave, but the main fluff doesn't flame easily from a coal, but it will extend that coal, make it huge. Birch bark doesn't flame easy but burns hot when it goes so I like some on the outer part of the bundle or weaved through the fire lay. I want to get this fire method with a clear ice ball. Hard to find clear ice. Big icicles are one option. Heard that if you break a hole in a pond the ice that forms will be clear. I figure grind it to a sphere shape on a rock and place in the sun, turning to keep it spherical. Don't want to freeze your hands in the wild melting an ice ball to have the clouds roll in. But if you can get that to work, what a pure way to get winter fire by harnessing the sun with ice. I'd feel like a survival badass of the highest order to get my first fire that way in a real survival situation. Would hopefully not need to start another one the rest of the time, keep that first one going, but I'd make as many ways as possible while the fire is cooking to make sure I could relight it. A fully wild rudiger roll would feel.equally badass, I've only used cotton balls and ashes and flat boards with slight friction slits cut into them. When the fire roll works it's so easy, but it's hard to keep the roll together. I bet some wild bark fiber combo would be perfect, I gotta work on that. Bow drill no prob, that's the sure thing, but I'd go for hand drill and fire roll more because they're harder, and both have a beautiful simplicity I enjoy. Blah blah blah, I could keep going and going

  7. Great job. Iโ€™ve seen experts struggle more to start a fire than this. Of course, it only works on a sunny day, otherwise youโ€™ll be rubbing sticks together.

  8. Who needs fire in hot sunny California? Try to make a fire in rainy cold Canada )))
    In California, you need to learn how to extract water and freeze ice in order to survive.

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