Making a fire with a lemon

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  1. SirJoe

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    I always get surprised at the amount of methods there are to make fire. This method takes advantage of basic high school chemistry.

     
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  2. FuZyOn

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    I.. uh... what? Making fire with a lemon? Who even comes up with this stuff, haha! I knew that lemons have electric power but I didn't think you can come up with a contraption to create fire, pretty cool! I wonder if you can do this with other fruits like apples or watermelon, that would be interesting to see.
     
  3. filmjunkie08

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    Very smart. How many times can one lemon be used to start fires?
     
  4. crimsonghost747

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    haha, this is awesome. However, with the amount of items needed, I think it would certainly be easier to just find a lighter or some matches.
     
  5. Valerie

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    This. Is. Awesome. I am so buying myself some lemons tomorrow. And it's not for lemonade ;)
    Still...in a time of crisis, I don't know how useful setting lemons on fire would be. Copper clips and steel wool might be hard to come by.
     
  6. neoKit

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    That is another good idea but I was thinking whether buying a lemon can be cheaper than buying a matchbox. I recommend it for a one time use when you have no choice. I have never forgotten to carry my Flint fire starter with me. I can use it during hot or cold seasons. I also try to avoid carrying matchboxes since they are unable to start a fire when they are cold.
     
  7. Tom Williams

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    Make lemonaide buy bic lighters in four packs
     
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  8. joshposh

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    We learned this in grade school. There is a electrical charge from the lemon and if you hook it up to a light bulb it should light up.

     
  9. Verity

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    I knew you could light a light bulb with lemons as @joshposh mentioned above. I remember doing it in science class. However, I'm not sure why it never dawned on me that you could make fire with a lemon. For some reason my mind is blown. I'm glad we have others thinking these things and even more glad that they are willing to share them.
     
  10. SirJoe

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    I think it's all a question of looking around you and making the most of what you have. Like they say you never know, it might come in handy one day.
     
  11. Lisa Davis

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    I understand what people are saying. Obviously, creating fire is so much easier with a match or a flint starter, but what if someone comes in the middle of the night while you are sleeping and steals these items. Perhaps the would-be thief won't steal your lemons! Knowledge is power and having the knowledge to complete a task (like starting a fire) in more than one way is always beneficial to me!
     
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  12. hades_leae

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    That was super cool, at first I was like, man this dude is doing this when there are plenty of other simple methods one could use in the 21st century to make fire. It's for the simple fact that this is also a way to save ones life in case they needed fire, I will always remember this.

    I thought it was just over kill but that was really cool, I did not ever think to do something like that.
     
  13. SirJoe

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    The more you know in a survival situation the better. As you say there might be other easier methods to start a fire but if you don't have the things that you need to start it it's good to know that there is always an alternative .
     
  14. hades_leae

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    Yeah, that's true, and it's nice to know that there are all sorts of different ways you can still get things done like you don't need bricks to build shelter, and if you knew that then you would be better off.

    Many people out there don't know of different methods to get things done like some probably believe that you need soap to clean your body, and no of no other method to do so. If they knew, then their lives would be much better off in a bad situation.
     
  15. Vinaya

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    That's crazy. I had never heard about making fire from lemon. In fact I even did not know lemon has electric power. If lemon has electric power, any kind of citrus fruits can have electric power.
    So we can make fire from lemon, however, we may be unabale to use this method in survival situation. We get a lemon, now where do we find wires and pins. The best wat to make fire in survival situate is by rubbing two stones or sticks.
     
  16. tb65

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    This is really cool, who knew this could be done? I wouldn't depend on this in a survival situation tho. The only problem is what happens when the lemon spoils? I'm shocked by the fact that this can produce electricity all by itself. Good video.
     
  17. ZoeZoundBarrier

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    That is exactly where I was headed with my reply. It is a creative way to build a fire, but if you have a fresh lemon in a survival situation, most likely you are going to want to use it for food. Burning up necessary nutrients is a waste.
     
  18. explorerx7

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    This is just great the person who came up with this method could be considered to be a genius. This is very useful information to have so now I will be considering the inclusion of these the items thet made the fire in my survival list.
     
  19. gracer

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    Wow! This is great! :) This is a first for me. Thank you so much for sharing. This just shows that there are a lot of ways we could create fires with the use of creativity and resourcefulness. Who knew one could even create fire out of a lemon? This is one of the reasons why I'm glad I found this forum. 'm learning a lot from the topics being posted here.
     
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    That is another good idea but I was thinking whether buying a lemon can be cheaper than buying a matchbox. I recommend it for a one time use when you have no choice. I have never forgotten to carry my Flint fire starter with me. I can use it during hot or cold seasons. I also try to avoid carrying matchboxes since they are unable to start a fire when they are cold.
     
  21. Tanner Kozlowski

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    This is so clever and awesome haha! It really does intrigue me as to how many crazy and different ways there are to start a fire, with items you would never expect to do so. Although I do see using the lemon as a alternative choice to the regular ways to start a fire, it is still cool to know that you can start a fire with a lemon!
     
  22. Bigman.Chris

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    This is absolutely amazing. I never would have imagined this being possible, until now.
     
  23. jeager

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    Now how cool was that !
    Clever!
    Loved it.
     
  24. Sino

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    Wow, this is actually very cool and fascinating! This could actually help a lot of people to. I don't think it's very practical because I just don't see someone having all of these materials in a survival situation.
     
  25. kgord

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    I have to admit this is a new one on me. Using a lemon to make fire is something I never heard before. However, if you are having to resort to using a lemon to make fire you are probably not going to have all the materials you need. Cool to know though.
     
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  26. DonScott

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    That's pretty awesome. It may be impractical for a survival situation but still pretty impressive!
     
  27. dero56

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    Wow, my mind is blown, I knew about lemons being able to generate an electric charge but using that charge to spark a fire is just genius! Glad always keep a few lemons in the fridge, now I've got another use for them other than making lemon water or cleaning, man this fruit does it all. Anyone else know any other crazy utility uses for lemons?
     
  28. rose thornes

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    How can you make fire using lemon? This really confuse me.
     
  29. Scarlet

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    Amazing! I felt glad to see that video. I never thought that I can create fire using those materials that I usually have at home. Knowledge is really power and now I know what I'm going to do with those copper clips that had been in my office drawers for quite sometime now that I thought of throwing.
     
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