Here is our flashlight with a book of paper matches tucked safely inside.
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Use the battery and steel wool to create a spark in some tinder. It’s usually best to place the steel wool in the tinder, and use the tinder to protect your hand from the red hot sparks.
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If the battery is good, the sparks should fly right away!
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Success! A flame kindled from Tulip Poplar bark tinder, some steel wool, and our trusty flashlight battery.
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If you carefully remove the mirrored cup from the flashlight and remove the light bulb, you can insert tinder where the bulb formerly sat.
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Get the right angle on the cup, facing it directly into strong sun, and it will smoke immediately.
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Blow on the smoking tinder as you remove it from the mirrored cup, place it into a nest of more tinder and blow it into a fire.
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There you have it. Now you have three different ways to make fire, from one simple piece a camping gear and a few extras.

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