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Survivornerd: How to Start a Fire With Your Cellphone

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It's a tough call for a nerd lost in the wilderness: Use your cellphone battery to start a fire and survive the night, or play another game of Brickbreaker? At least with this guide you'll have the option of survival.

A bit of steel wool held to a battery's contacts will create a short and start to spark, and if you're careful, you can direct that spark onto some pre-arranged tinder, starting a fire. Of course, this also works with a 9-volt battery, which I'm almost positive Les Stroud has used on Survivorman, but it's a nice idea to show it can be done with something we've all got in our pockets. [via MAKE]

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jawzx2
JawzX2, Boost Addict. 1.6t, 2.7tt, 4.2t

What is you have no steel wool? the much easier route is to bash the fucker open and hope for a LiON fire.