Was watching a rerun of "Survivorman" and saw Les Stroud use a device called a "fire piston" and was wondering if anyone has used one of these or knows anything about them. Anyone? http://www.firepiston.com/ The Fire Piston is a primitive fire starting device. In the mid 1850's, English explorers found it widely used by primitive tribes in the jungles of SE Asia- Borneo, Malaysia, Burma, Philipines. Unlike other primitive fire starting methods such as the bow drill, hand drill, fire saw, fire thong, flint and steel, the Fire Piston operates by compression, same principle as a diesel engine. Rudolph Diesel supposedly saw a Fire Piston brougt over from SE Asia to the continent and that may have spawned the idea of his invention: the diesel engine! Below are a few examples of the many Fire Pistons I've made in the past fifteen years. Download the movie clips to see them in action. If you would like to obtain one of my Fire Pistons, or if you have any questions or comments, please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Here are some comments from my customers: "Hey just to let you know again thanks for making a great product" "You are quickly becoming Mr. Fire Piston as you should be since the quality of yours far exceeds anything out there."