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.
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