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    Default Solar fire starter

    Here is a video of how to get a fire going using a solar lighter


    https://youtu.be/YwmI4_uHu-Q


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    Pretty cool.....
    Radio Shack used to sell them as solar cigarette lighters.
    Something to whip out a amaze your friends.

    Works well.....LOL
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    Also the wallet magnifiers work pretty well as well...
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    Of course it needs a sunny + day....LOL
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    But are you going to carry one all the time?

    I put those in the "Gee wiz" category. Sure, they work, and they work great. But they aren't that easy to carry. A magnifying glass can be put in a wallet, or slide into whatever container you have with all your other fire starting equipment. Other examples include fire pistons, battery and steel wool, etc. They are all cool and fun to do, but when it comes down to it, I still just throw a fero rod, a container of matches and a lighter in my kit. And, sometimes I throw a magnifying glass in because it is so thin.
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    The Greeks used those solar reflectors to light the torches for the first Olympic games. Fire from the gods.

    They still do.

    Ever seen that done using the bottom of a soda can?

    https://www.google.com/search?site=&..._am0#kpvalbx=1
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    I am not going to carry one in my pocket but yes in my pack the ability to make fire in many different ways is always a good idea if a ferro rod gets wet and stay that way it will come apart match's get wet lighter fail

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    I took out the pocket magnifier out of my wallet......after I had my cataract surgery.

    Was my backup "seeing glass" as well as fire starter.

    The mirror....not worth carrying all the time....except to amaze you friends,.... in my opinion....
    I would just toss in another Bic in a different pocket.....
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