When Life Gives You Lemons, Here's How To Use Them To Make Fire

When Life Gives You Lemons, Here's How to Use Them to Make Fire

Video: You can now add lemons to the long list of random objects that can be used to start a fire. But unlike just generating friction and heat by rubbing two sticks together, the process of starting a fire using a piece of citrus fruit involves first turning it into a working battery with copper and zinc electrodes. The odds are slim you'll randomly find everything you need for this potential life-saving trick if you end up stranded in the woods, but understanding the science behind how it works is still just as useful.


    Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!”

    "Because I always take an assortment of arts and craft items on a camping trip, instead of matches, just in case." - John, Arts and Craft day prepper

    Damn, I forgot my matches/lighter but luckily I remembered to pack a lemon, 6 zinc nails, 6 copper clips, some wire and some steel wool.

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