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Ever been out in the woods and settled in a make a toasty, warm fire only to discover that you left your matches at home?? Well, it happens to the best of us, but with a little McGyver/Survival man training you can have the fire ring blazing in no time. All you need is a wooden pencil and some jumper cables.
See video below.
Seems pretty easy, right? Well, several things crossed my mind while watching this video.
If you're out in the woods and you need to make a fire and you forgot your matches, there's no guarantee that your car will be with you. But, assuming you have a car, do you have jumper cables? Are they long enough to reach from the battery to the fire ring? Also, I noticed that the man in the video just happened to have a wooden number 2 pencil resting over his ear. We all do that, right? I don't know about you, but I prefer to use a pen and that's what I carry in my backpack and keep in my car. And, this being the new century and all, if we have to use a pencil, we usually use mechanical ones. Furthermore, you must have a good knife. A knife that's actually sharp, because you have to be able to cut through to the graphite in order to make the necessary connection to produce heat. Many of us carry knives when we head out into the woods, but if you're relying on the long blade of your Swiss Army knife from 1985, you might have a little trouble. Just sayin!!
So, take note!! If you're the forgetful type, you might want to consider purchasing some extra long jumper cables to keep in your car and a pack of wooden pencils. Good to know just in case, especially if you want to impress your squatching buddies with your "McGyver" abilities. Just try not to melt the grips!! =)