(Video) How to Successfully Pull Off the Gum-Wrapper Fire-Starter. It’s Fun But it’s Also Beneficial!

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Just about everyone concerned with survival skills has seen in some iteration the Gum-Wrapper Fire-Starter technique in one iteration or another.

Like most survival hacks, however, it is not quite as simple as it seems.

You cannot take any gum-wrapper, apply it to a battery and Voila!, a life-saving fire appears!

Many already know that.

Some had trouble starting the fire – it was not an instant inferno. There are a couple of possible reasons for this.

Others burnt their fingers holding the battery – who knew the flowing electrical current through your fingertips would get hot?

Still, others found that they were holding the actual fire-starter wrong, which prevented the wrapper from heating up to the right temperature to ignite.

To learn the correct way to use the gum-wrapper fire-starter, check out the video on the next page!

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