Fire by……….phone?!!!!

I like to set myself challenges, so while out the other day I decided to see whether I could make fire with just the items in my pocket. The items from my pocket were a set of keys, my mobile phone, cotton wool from a small bandage and a small piece of wire wool.

I knew the cotton and wire wool could be used as tinders but I couldn’t think of any way to use my keys or my mobile……..but then I considered the methods I have previously used to ignite wire wool. I had no method to create a spark but I have used a battery with both terminals at one end to ignite it in the past and then realised that a phone (or camera battery) usually have such a battery inside.

I had never heard of or seen this demonstrated before I so I was rather sceptical about it working, so watch the piece of video below to see whether it did.


2 thoughts on “Fire by……….phone?!!!!

  1. Now that’s survival…and survival thinking. Well done. 🙂

    By the way, does it hurt the cell phone battery at all?

  2. When I replaced the battery into the phone, the charge bars were still the same, so I assume not.

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