Hey guys it's black Scout survival and today we're gonna talk about a primitive fire-making technique known as the fire piston and actually got this fire piston here from Ben's backwoods and it's a very nice one and it's made of cocobolo and it has a release valve here so you can push it in and seal it up so your plug doesn't drop out it also has a.
Brass tip with a ring gasket and has a little place where you put your charred material out and just a little bit of history about the fire piston the fire piston has been used for a long times in long time in the jungles of the Pacific and islands and stuff like that and I think in the 70s it was a Navy survival instructor went to study with some.
Natives on some survival on islands over there and he's seen a when he walked up he's seen a native strike one of these and light a cigarette with it and he had never seen it before so he asked if he could do a trade for a Zippo lighter and in the native gave him this for the Zippo lighter and he brought it back here and they researched it but.
Basically how this thing works is that whenever you still fill up the valve here you put this in and when you strike it it compresses the air so fast and efficiently that it heats up anywhere between 500 to 800 degrees and you pull it out real quick and you'll have a burning ember on your chart material and if you've read my article on website.
About fire because I'm troubled one a few years ago and I didn't like it but this one is a whole nother story I mean I haven't had any problems whether I can start it pretty regularly and a lot of you guys may think well a fire piston you know it's kind of old school and and why would I need it when I can carry bits or whatnot but the thing is it's.
Probably a good thing to have because with this you need no resources truly other than every time you start a fire to make more char material so it's pretty much unless you break it will be useful for as long as it lasts you know so let's go ahead and make a fire with it and show you guys exactly how to do that all right guys so.
How are you going to do this is you're going to place your char material down in the cavity here make sure it's in there good you're gonna need this to be lubed you're pissing to be lubed and the natives used pig fat and actually dog fat to do that you can also there's two ways to get in your embryo you can either dig it out like a little pic or a.
Piece of stammers something and dig it out into your tinder bundle or you can place another piece of charred material there so whenever you touch it and you can blow it and like something other piece of trial material and that's how I'm gonna do it let's go ahead and get how to you see my ember there smoldering now you just touch it to the one in here.
Alright guys so that was the second-generation cocobolo fire piston from Ben's backwoods and and you know this proto fire method is probably one of like the actual big lighter a print of fires because it's instant fire but as you can see it's pretty easy to operate this one is at least like I said if you've seen my website I have.
Difficulty using another brand before but this one worked exceptionally well lights every time but I check out Ben's back woods for this product as well as his other bushcraft in a survival gear check out blasts custom icon for more tips and tutorials it guys subscribe please subscribe and as always thanks for watching.
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