Lighting a fire with wire wool and a battery


I’ve written previously about lighting a fire with wire wool and a battery in this article which was originally published in The Bushcraft Journal in 2016.  But as a picture is worth a thousand words, I thought I’d do a short video showing you how to do this, and also include a few of my thoughts on the practicality of this as an ignition method.

This photo provides a better view of what I described as an ‘ice-cream cornet’, where you need to add another tinder to create a flame.

Using electricity to light a fire | Lighting a fire with wire wool and a battery

We teach lighting a fire with wire wool and a battery on our 2 Day & 5 Day Bushcraft Courses, the IOL Bushcraft Competency Course and also our 2 Day & 5 Day Survival Courses

You can see plenty of photos from all of these courses on our Facebook page.


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Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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