How to start fire with IKEA products

One of the topics in the second chapter of the book is how to start fire – a critical survival skill for the immediate aftermath of the cataclysm. We look at a few options using unconventional means for when you can’t find any matches or a lighter lying around (and also watch my video here). In this brilliant video below, an artist/designer named Helmut Smit shows how to make fire using only items found within an IKEA store. He repurposes a coat hanger, rope, wine rack, egg cup, napkins, and floral embellishments to create a hand drill, a piece of ancient fire-starting technology that works by friction.

Also check out The Knowledge post on How to start a fire with everyday items!

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