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This Guy Started A Fire Using Ice [WATCH]

Surviving in the wild is something we should all be prepared to do, in case it ever comes to that. Nobody that’s had to live off of the land has done it without understanding their surroundings and knowing how to survive.

Or maybe they got lucky as shit and a plane full of seemingly useless yet exceedingly useful packages crashes near the island they’re on, leading them to surviving for three years and befriending a bloody volleyball.

Regardless, there are a plethora of useful tips and tricks for surviving the outdoors, some that you would never exepct, like starting a fire with ice. YouTube user Tim Jones shows how to make this sorcery happen.

 

 

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How to Transform a Pringles Can into a Solar Oven

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If you’re tired of standing over the grill, or just want a cool project to impress your friends, here’s one for your next cookout. Try making a solar oven out of a Pringles can, and use it to cook your hot dogs.

We can’t answer why you’d want to use a contraption like this, but we can definitely show you how. Take a cylindrical container, cut out a rectangle from the sides, drill a hole through the bottom of the can, then poke a skewer through the can. Skewer your dogs, set the can up on an unheated grill (or table, lawn, or flat surface) and get cooking.

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The creators (Cats Science Club) of the “solar oven” claim that the device can reach up to 170 F on a hot sunny day. We’re not so sure, but then again, we’ll leave that to you guys. Please let us know any success (or horror) stories, and tell us whether this really works, or just results in lukewarm hot dogs.

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Light My Fire Spork

Back in Kindergarten, they used to distribute these flimsy white sporks that only seemed to work on the softest of items such as corn, mashed potatoes and if you were slick, you could scoop up an entire chicken nugget. Apparently, we now have an alternative utensil combining product. The friends over at Serious Eats brought this to our attention today, this thing is apparently called the Bear Grylls of outdoor eating utensils. No more need to fumble around with a fork, knife and spoon. Made with a non-stick, Teflon-friendly, heat resistant Polycarbonate material (it won’t be melting in your clam chowder!), weighs .36 ounces and is durable and dishwater safe. They’re available on Amazon in about 18 different colors, for $2.79 each, or in a 25 pack for $59.99.