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I saw this on TV and thought it a really cool idea.
the people used poly-vinal (see through) plastic, and put it up on 4 posts, about 6' high, then put a puddle of water in the center of the plastic. when the sun hit the water, it acted as a super magnifine glass, and got up to about 1000 degrees F. they were able to cook full meals in a pan using this method. the only downfall i could see to this, is they would only be able to use it at a spicific time of the day, depending on exactly where they placed it.
ive also seen this same trick, on the show Duel Survivors, where the guy peed into a clear bag, and used it as a magnifine glass to start a fire. but again that would depend on the sun, and how clear your pee/bag was.
 

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I saw this on TV and thought it a really cool idea.
the people used poly-vinal (see through) plastic, and put it up on 4 posts, about 6' high, then put a puddle of water in the center of the plastic. when the sun hit the water, it acted as a super magnifine glass, and got up to about 1000 degrees F. they were able to cook full meals in a pan using this method. the only downfall i could see to this, is they would only be able to use it at a spicific time of the day, depending on exactly where they placed it.
ive also seen this same trick, on the show Duel Survivors, where the guy peed into a clear bag, and used it as a magnifine glass to start a fire. but again that would depend on the sun, and how clear your pee/bag was.
I saw that one, I was saying no way in hell thats going to work. And it was yellow, i think
the camera man slipped him a bic. lol
 

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I saw that one, I was saying no way in hell thats going to work. And it was yellow, i think
the camera man slipped him a bic. lol
What hollywood being sneaky for the sake of a show and its ratings?!?! say it isn't so!!!! lol

I would be willing to try that the next time I go camping. In theory it seams plausible.
 

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What hollywood being sneaky for the sake of a show and its ratings?!?! say it isn't so!!!! lol

I would be willing to try that the next time I go camping. In theory it seams plausible.
i think it was a clear bag or a clear condom.
if you do give this a try let me know if it works
 

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hell, i might try that in my front yard, next to the hose just in case lol.
but at 100+ degrees, i should be able to start a fire by spitting on the leaves, let alone with a make shift mag glass lol!
 

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ok, well its only 11am atm, but ive tested this out using a bag that had ice in it from the store, a bag you put vegetables in from the store, and a ziploc baggie, non of them worked to start a fire, so i tested it on my skin to see if i could ferl it getting hot, then maybe id get a rough estamite on how long it would take. yet i felt no heat.
me personally, i would not depend on the baggie magnifine glass. not one bit. id keep trying with the sticks if need be.
however, i have not tried condoms, nor every baggie out there, so if someone manages to create fire with one of these, please let me know.
 

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ok, well its only 11am atm, but ive tested this out using a bag that had ice in it from the store, a bag you put vegetables in from the store, and a ziploc baggie, non of them worked to start a fire, so i tested it on my skin to see if i could ferl it getting hot, then maybe id get a rough estamite on how long it would take. yet i felt no heat.
me personally, i would not depend on the baggie magnifine glass. not one bit. id keep trying with the sticks if need be.
however, i have not tried condoms, nor every baggie out there, so if someone manages to create fire with one of these, please let me know.
Thanks for taking the time to test this theory! Good to know now that it does not work versus finding out after the SHTF
 

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like i said, i tried seveeral different baggies, however, that doesnt mean it may not work.
tbh, i still want to try the condom, as i think the rounder it is, the better it might work.
 

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like i said, i tried seveeral different baggies, however, that doesnt mean it may not work.
tbh, i still want to try the condom, as i think the rounder it is, the better it might work.
I too would like to see this work. I may still try it the next time I go to the desert camping.
 

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i think its the fact that i want it to work lol.
i mean hell, theres water everywhere, it may not be drinkable/potable, but if one can get it to work, its almost guareteed fire.
 

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