When you are in the woods hiking and everything is damp and wet, starting a fire can be almost impossible. If everything is wet then you can rule out friction fire. If it is just in a down pour of rain then starting a fire with matches and lighters is going to be extremely difficult, so what can you do? Well thanks to chemistry we can still start a fire. Using hyper-golic chemicals to make fire is a common method in today’s world. The two most common chemicals used by outdoor enthusiast are, Potassium Permanganate and Glycerin.
Potassium Permanganate Potassium Permanganate is commonly used as an antiseptic for minor cuts and abrasions. It is usually mixed with water and applied to the skin.
Glycerin Glycerin is commonly used for the treatment of constipation and to help recover from diarrhea and vomiting.
When you mix these two chemicals they react and create fire. The proper amounts to start a fire is about a half teaspoon of each chemical. When you mix them be careful because the flame created is extremely hot.
Using this method to create fire is very useful and very fast.
As Always Folks: Prepare and Survive Todd Out.