How To Start A Fire With A Water Bottle

Sadly, there is almost nowhere on Earth where you can’t find a plastic water bottle with a little searching. But the environment’s loss is your gain if you need to start a fire!

Of course this won’t work in every situation, but it’s a good piece of info to file away just in case (plus a darn fine party trick). In three minutes learn to light a fire with nothing but a water bottle and a sunny day. —Sean McCoy

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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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