Good To Know: How To Start A Fire With A Lemon

March 15, 2016

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This is a video of Youtuber NorthSurvival demonstrating how to start a fire with a lemon, some copper clips, zinc nails, wire, steel wool and toilet paper. So if you're ever lost in the woods with a lemon, some copper clips, zinc nails, wire, steel wool and toilet paper, you can at least relax knowing you can start a fire tonight. Fighting off the wolves is another story. Plus I heard there's an evil witch that lives nearby who needs blood for a potion. The fire thing though, you've got that covered. I mean, you did remember to pack your lemon and copper clips, right?

Keep going for the screw it, I'm just going to have to eat this squirrel raw.

Thanks to Neil, who starts fires the old fashioned way: rubbing two sticks together before giving up and using a lighter.

  • Sławomir Uchto

    I life gives you lemons... Burn everything! Burn them all and let them suffer!

  • Konstantin

    Yeah... That's 100% fake. All of the metal terminals share electrolyte, so they act as a single voltaic cell, which he promptly shorts out when he connects them in "series". A lemon connected this way will produce almost no voltage, let alone drive enough current to heat up steel wool.

  • Deksam

    My Friend's filipino wife makes soooo many awesome recipes with lemons.

    My favorite oddly enough, is her mango lemon salad, I know, sounds crazy, but so good!

  • Deksam

    Goot Yob!

  • those look more like brass and not copper. You can tell because the shadows are all wrong.

  • Daisy, is that you???

  • Boy did he look sad.

  • TheDR

    “When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! 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!” - Cave Johnson

  • Bling Nye

    I think this may be literally the least practical 'survival' tip I have ever seen.

    Drinking my own piss is more practical.

    And I didn't even need to.

  • Dani

    This is just for those occasions when you get lost in the woods without matches or a lighter, but you must make a fire, and you have a lemon, some copper clips, zinc nails, wire, steel wool and toilet paper.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Finally someone who stays true to the promise of being able to burn your house down... with the lemons.

  • The_Wretched

    If I have a surplus lemon, two special metals, wires, steel wool, tinder and half an hour, I probably don't need to start a fire.

  • Bling Nye

    NEED to ... yeah, probably not.

    WANT to, on the other hand... pretty highly likely.

  • TheQiwiMan

    I know the Crazy Russian Hacker, and YOU, Sir, are NO Crazy Russian Hacker.

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