Homemade Fire Piston

January 16, 2013

in Tools

A fire piston works by compressing air rapidly, which creates enough heat to ignite tinder for starting fires. This amazingly effective fire piston was made at home and the video shows how.

Slam Rod Fire Starter – Ignition By Air!!

Did you know there’s a way to start a fire by squishing air? In this project we’re building a tool that does exactly that, and with a little bit of resourcefulness, we can make this for under $1.00. This tool is completely see through, so you can witness the ignition first hand!


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