Using potassium permanganate to light a fire

Using potassium permanganate to light a fire is one of the ignition methods often discussed in various forums.  Whilst it’s a straightforward technique it isn’t in my fire lighting kit.  In this video I show you how to light a fire using potassium permanganate and glycerin and also discuss why I don’t think it’s entirely practical.

We teach , using potassium permanganate to light a fire, as well as a host of other methods of ignition, on our 1 Day Fire Lighting Course, our as well as 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.

About Gary

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

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