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Fire piston

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Bishop, Oct 17, 2019.


  1. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Made a little fire with my fire piston.


     
  2. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

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  3. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Charcoal from a burned out fire works well in the pistons as well. A little harder to get the ember. If you want to send the top launching like a rocket put a few drops of gas or lighter fluid on yer cloth :)
     
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  4. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Kind of OT but have you ever wondered how primitive people invented what is really very advanced tool like the fire piston? It is a huge advancement over flint and iron or fire bows. LOL and probably easier to light on some days than my zippos. The entire concept of sealed compression = combustion just does not seem like something a very primitive culture would stumble across.
     
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  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Wiki isn't always right, but they say it came out of SEA.
    Fire piston - Wikipedia
     
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  6. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    It did originate in South East Asia sometime before 1500BC. An amazing tech advancement given the overall technology of the time.
     
  7. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    All the time.
     
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