Starting a Fire with Water?

Ever heard of starting a fire with water? Below is a video showing a unique way to light a fire. Use a “solar death ray” made from plastic sheeting and water.



OK, so it’s a heck of a lot more than you need to light a typical campfire. But could you use it in a survival situation for other applications? Experimenting with different sizes of lenses at different heights could be fun.

What if you had a mirror so you don’t need to wait for noon? Or what if you had several reflectors, such as those used in the Sun Oven?

Leave a comment with any thoughts that come to your mind about this.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.