Start a Fire With a Water Bottle

Start a Fire With a Water Bottle


Normally, we’d think of using water to put
out a fire, but in this video, you’ll learn how to use water water to start them. If you’re ever lost in a survival situation,
here’s a little trick you’re gonna be so glad to know. To practice this technique we’ll
use 3 sheets of paper, and a water bottle. A paper with black ink is easy to practice
with, so let’s get started making this top sheet into a platform by folding it in half
3 different ways. The black ink is showing, and that’s a good thing, so now we can prepare
these other 2 sheets by cutting or ripping them in half. This gives us 4 pieces, and
we can fold each of them in half so that they’re creased down the middle. Alright, time for
the action. We’ll need to remove the label from this little bottle and use the convex
edge as a makeshift magnifying glass to focus the sunlight. It only takes a few seconds
to get this paper smoking, and pretty soon we’ve got it smoldering. When the hole is
about the size of a quarter, we’ll need to slowly add multiple layers of papers. Swinging
it around gently will help the air get to the embers, and when they get hot enough .. a
flame appears! That’s it in a nutshell, but in practice you’ll probably find that it’s
not quite as easy as it looks. So here are a few tips and tricks to help you master your
technique . First of all, use a bottle with clear plastic and remove the label. The top
should be smooth and rounded so that it magnifies the image on the other side. I’ve been successful
with colored bottles like this green 2 liter and this little blue 8oz bottle, but the color
absorbs some of the suns energy and makes it a lot more difficult to get a coal. The
color of the liquid also needs to be as clear as possible, but in desperate situations,
it is possible to light a fire with your pee. Look for how to do that in a different project.
If you’re using paper for tinder, use something with big black letters or pictures, or rub
some dirt on it because the black absorbs the heat. Trying to do this on a white piece
of paper is just going to frustrate you. When focusing the light, hold the bottle close
to the paper and slowly back it away, shifting the bottle around to find the area where the
majority of light is concentrated. It should be very bright, and start smoking within a
few seconds. Keep the light focused until a hole begins to burn, and grows to the size
of a quarter. At this point, you can gently set the embers in the creased part of another
paper, and hold it loosely at the corner. Tight enough so that the embers are in contact,
but loose enough to allow plenty of air to flow. When the embers have burned a hole through
the sheet, add another one in the same way, pinching the corner and holding loosely. As
the heat builds, and the process is repeated 2 more times, you should have a billowing
bundle of smoke. It’s at this point you can blow forcefully into the embers, and voila
.. a healthy flame. This is a technique that I’ve had the most success with. It should
work for you, but might take a little practice. If you try this at home, you may be surprised
to learn that you can rub the ashes into your lawn. The potassium, phosphorus and calcium
in the ashes make great lawn fertilizer, so long as it’s in small quantities. For another
challenge, try this with water and a plastic sandwich bag. I found those can work as well!
Well now you know how to start a fire with your water bottle. If you liked this project,
perhaps you’ll like some of my others. Check them out at www.thekingofrandom.com

100 Comments

  • Tazza Pie

    August 4, 2017

    I miss this old introduction he doesn't use any more

    Reply
  • Dat boi Isn't home

    August 4, 2017

    >goes to school with water bottle
    They won't know what hit em

    Reply
  • ElMariachi

    August 11, 2017

    I guess today's kids are trying to achieve this with their magnifying smartphone app.
    That said, I tried it with dozens of different glas lenses, when I was a child, but it never worked.

    Reply
  • EatMyAss 69

    August 19, 2017

    Can u use a water balloon

    Reply
  • Suravya Adhikari

    August 22, 2017

    Has Bear Grylls ever done this?

    Reply
  • Mohammad Dashti

    September 17, 2017

    legend  !

    Reply
  • Zachary White

    September 19, 2017

    Now i know to bring a bottle full of pee and the black paper i just happened to have in a "survival situation"

    Reply
  • Bird Master

    September 22, 2017

    Does this actually work?

    Reply
  • Didie Caballero

    September 26, 2017

    Thanks man now I can roast my marshmellos

    Reply
  • Blue B

    October 19, 2017

    time to try it in school

    Reply
  • Unicorn Princess

    October 28, 2017

    omg this is so cool my seven year old sister told me about this.
    edit: don't judge me my sister is a really smart girl. she's adorbs too! ❤❤❤

    Reply
  • Josie Jacks

    December 15, 2017

    Make a cake which only cimacles

    Reply
  • TheGabrielChannel

    December 22, 2017

    Huh. Guess those worksheets from math class were useful after all.

    Reply
  • Izzat Halim

    December 28, 2017

    Thanks dude!

    Reply
  • Mobin92

    December 29, 2017

    This almost burned my dads car down… Because he left a water bottle on a seat.

    Reply
  • VOLTAGE

    April 2, 2018

    We can use a rocket launcher to start fire though

    Reply
  • MilkyPotato

    April 25, 2018

    Try do this at night……..

    It worked!

    Reply
  • Sunil Nandedkar

    May 2, 2018

    Doka aahe ka re😕

    Reply
  • Scarrfyy

    May 8, 2018

    It’s so hard to get the light focused

    Reply
  • Carrie Dobbins

    May 8, 2018

    we are trying it

    Reply
  • Amazing 10

    May 26, 2018

    What if it's night time?

    Reply
  • captin redx

    May 26, 2018

    those saying carrying black ink paper is inconvenient, just have a sharpie. black sharpie ink on paper works

    Reply
  • Carolyn Jones

    June 8, 2018

    A magnifying glass made from a bottle of water, interesting.

    Reply
  • Marina Escobar Amaya

    June 10, 2018

    thats so cool

    Reply
  • The Rare Kitty

    June 30, 2018

    But if it's bright and sunny why would you need a fire?

    Reply
  • thisguy8

    July 1, 2018

    what about pencil graphite

    Reply
  • sa yo

    July 2, 2018

    Wow

    Reply
  • CARDTRICKSEGY

    July 7, 2018

    LOL HE IS PEEING IN FRONT OF CAMERA

    Reply
  • CrazyUncleJoJo

    July 15, 2018

    It's True Most Brush Fires are Started By Glass Bottles I'm a Former Firefighter

    Reply
  • David George

    July 31, 2018

    try to cook food with a magnifying glass and the sun

    Reply
  • Delara Delara

    August 26, 2018

    This helps me a lot my dude

    Reply
  • Delara Delara

    August 26, 2018

    I liked and subscribed and turned on the notafication bell

    Reply
  • Blue Ink

    August 26, 2018

    Can I do this using a flashlight instead of the sun?

    Reply
  • Ryo Tanada

    August 29, 2018

    6 years later and Russians learnt nothing about this…

    Reply
  • Oh No

    September 5, 2018

    in soviet russia, fire puts out water

    Reply
  • Ariel Hernandez

    September 10, 2018

    Nice nice I read about it in 100 deadly skills survival edition.

    Reply
  • 109 87

    September 11, 2018

    Thanks to the king of random because i have an idea to make my science project

    Reply
  • DZMP

    September 29, 2018

    Great idea!
    Plastic is everywhere hehe

    Reply
  • Fabiano Nahoum

    November 15, 2018

    Neat!

    Reply
  • joseph Goodrich

    November 18, 2018

    what's up

    Reply
  • Shadow Warrior

    November 26, 2018

    Carry a magnifying glass.Problem solved 😁😁😁😁😁

    Reply
  • Nina Karlina

    December 13, 2018

    OK I going to try this and I going to play fire lol

    Reply
  • Nina Karlina

    December 13, 2018

    Who scroll down if it's works and you going to say "wow it work "then I try it

    Reply
  • Ironsidemaster

    January 14, 2019

    Nice video!
    And you can also use pure sodium.

    Reply
  • Peppa Pig

    January 16, 2019

    Don't look 1:51

    Reply
  • Adriana (Yu En) Chou Han

    February 11, 2019

    What about with glass

    Reply
  • davros0007

    February 13, 2019

    Why you don’t leave water bottle on car seat on hot day. Car was burned to ground here in Australia due to bottle left in cab.

    Reply
  • Manjula Sharma

    March 3, 2019

    Bahi apne Aag to jalana sikha diya panni jalana bhi sikha do😁😁

    Reply
  • Dragonrewind4152

    March 23, 2019

    ima do this in school

    Reply
  • Gamer kid G

    March 27, 2019

    What weather does this work with?

    Reply
  • Max

    April 12, 2019

    2019 also wow this channels changed

    Reply
  • Erki-Andres Nuut

    April 16, 2019

    Why so much hassle? Here's a much easier method:
    1. Empty the water bottle
    2. Fill the bottle with gasoline
    3. Pour the gasoline on the firewood and light it.

    Reply
  • Nad Ragaw

    April 25, 2019

    We were out camping last week so I thought I would give this a shot . . .
    I tried all night but couldn't get it to work

    Reply
  • Anmol Jarhia

    May 5, 2019

    bekaar

    Reply
  • Whopper 3

    May 11, 2019

    Whos here in 2019 May 11

    Reply
  • Steven Watson

    May 17, 2019

    Don't work in the rain when you need to be warm

    Reply
  • Tw AwesomeSauce

    May 22, 2019

    Who's here in 2019!?🤣

    Reply
  • chrisxfishing

    May 26, 2019

    Simon did this with his nerd glasses if you know whut I mean😏

    Reply
  • Nicole Marmol

    June 1, 2019

    I got the plastic bag one! But I'm struggling with keeping the fire going. How hard do you swing the paper stack? And do you do it the whole time or just at the end when you have a big stack of papers already?

    Reply
  • Vinay Chaudhary

    June 2, 2019

    Shown fire

    Reply
  • Qikang Liew

    June 10, 2019

    next video how to start a fire with a underwear without firelighter

    Reply
  • Calvo Killa

    June 13, 2019

    Whoa Well king of random just pissed in front of me. king buddy at least buy me dinner first lol jk cool video man

    Reply
  • Denomic Yt

    June 28, 2019

    for me it kinda worked it only smoked tho not on fire

    Reply
  • Phantom style

    June 30, 2019

    I'm using a plastic coke bottle and a pretty dark paper however I can only warm up the paper but I don't see any smoke or flames, any tips?

    Reply
  • chris moreno

    July 2, 2019

    Chuck Norris can start a fire by rubbing two ice cubes together

    Reply
  • Crissa Marion

    July 3, 2019

    It makes smoke but it dose not make a hole for me..

    Reply
  • Bashir Ahmad

    July 16, 2019

    thnks bro

    Reply
  • AMGAMING2

    July 21, 2019

    It has to be hot to light the fire why would u light a fire if it his hot

    Reply
  • Dave Otuwa

    July 25, 2019

    I would don fireproof gloves before committing a project like this

    Reply
  • mieque aebel

    July 30, 2019

    Real life Senku 😄😄

    Reply
  • BIG_CHEESE _COMBO

    July 31, 2019

    Rip to the king

    Reply
  • Sir Toasty

    July 31, 2019

    Rest in peace king. We will miss you!

    Reply
  • ART.BEFORE.WAR

    July 31, 2019

    R.i.p. your videos live on forever.

    Reply
  • Riley Fong

    July 31, 2019

    RIP🙏

    Reply
  • Tim Siegel

    July 31, 2019

    So a discarded water bottle with some water in it could unknowingly start a forest fire. Lesson: don't make litter in fire prone areas!

    Reply
  • Nature Kid

    July 31, 2019

    Rip

    Reply
  • W G

    July 31, 2019

    2019 rip

    Reply
  • Sammy Boy

    July 31, 2019

    Man Rip

    Reply
  • LilToshkaSlobenski

    July 31, 2019

    This was my first video I watched by him when it got uploaded, he'll be missed.

    Reply
  • fractal

    July 31, 2019

    Rip❤

    Reply
  • community beats

    July 31, 2019

    This was the first vid i saw from him… rip to a true LEGEND

    Reply
  • Hussein Naji

    August 1, 2019

    Rip. My fav video

    Reply
  • Lalo Barajas

    August 2, 2019

    Rip we r gonna miss u buddy 😢💔

    Reply
  • What the duck

    August 2, 2019

    RIP :'(

    Reply
  • Jan

    August 3, 2019

    Rip😪

    Reply
  • RJ Ace

    August 9, 2019

    👌

    Reply
  • Diyon Kollura

    August 9, 2019

    Rest in peace legend.

    Reply
  • Varun Kumar

    August 13, 2019

    HE was the best.

    Reply
  • Jely 1234

    August 15, 2019

    Just don’t inhale kids

    Reply
  • Kamarul Ariff

    August 16, 2019

    The first video of tkor i have ever seen. You will be missed

    Reply
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    August 18, 2019

    R.i.p

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    August 22, 2019

    Rip

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  • Ben Woodward

    September 4, 2019

    Rip I miss you

    Reply
  • little mama

    September 9, 2019

    Gosh…amazing..I spent years on the land and six years off the grid…never came across something like this..thanks for sharing

    Reply
  • Dionis Toutain

    September 11, 2019

    how to start a fire with water

    1. Take Your Storm Matches
    2. Put Water
    3. Light Up The Matches
    4. Finished

    Reply
  • ŃÜGGĖT

    September 25, 2019

    This is his first video that I watched

    Reply
  • vishal Yadav

    September 28, 2019

    Nice 👌👌👍

    Reply
  • shiny monkey gaming

    September 30, 2019

    Love your intro

    Reply
  • Zoom

    October 5, 2019

    What if u take a long lighter and flick it in the bottle with water in it and u drink it can u get sick?

    Reply
  • Zoom

    October 5, 2019

    Racist: Runs up to black guy with water bottle

    Reply

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