MacGyver Fire

Monday, July 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

Did you know that you can start a pretty decent fire in not too long a time with a sheet of clear plastic, some water, and a small amount of dry debris? Yeah, neither did I until today when it accidentally happened to me! Go here to read the whole story. And the next time you are stranded in the wild, you'll know how to start a fire without all the rubbing of sticks, smacking of rocks, or if you don't have a chocolate bar and Coke can handy. I bet the Survivor cast could really use this technique!


Close this window Jump to comment form
Blogger OldRoses said...

When I was a smoker, I used to say that if I lost my lighter, I would just rub two cigarettes together. Never actually tried it though.

July 18, 2005 9:57 PM

Blogger Maria said...

Love MacGyver so much...

July 18, 2005 10:31 PM

Blogger DrMax said...

You're right about MacGyver but I swear I saw this same thing on an old Columbo espisode. Yeah, I think Patrick McGoohan played this TV Gardener who took credit for a new rose his assistant had developed. And when the assistant threatened to expose him he killed him by tipping over the greenhouse and having the sun act like a lens to light some peat while the assistant was trapped inside! It seemed pretty implausable to me then, but I guess you never know.

July 19, 2005 12:53 AM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

Maybe you should load that thing with dough instead of peat pellets. Mmmmmm....sun bread!

July 19, 2005 6:31 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

OldRoses- You would have gone into a withdrawl frenzy before those suckers would have lit.

Maria- I reference him a lot in my everyday life, but I don't think I have seen a show all the way through. It's kind of fun though, you can take the beginning from one show, the middle of another, and the end of yet another and come up with a very interesting story!

DrMax- Oh, I think I saw that episode. You're right, it dis seem implasible. You would think that someone with that much money would have sprunk for a glass greenhouse.

SSB- No. Sun Doughnuts!

July 19, 2005 8:05 AM

Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow! Who would have guessed that that could have happened from a tipped over greenhouse? Makes sense though.

July 19, 2005 9:47 AM

Blogger SierraBella said...

This could be the first chapter in your new book "Sylvanas Dangerous Garden."
Chapter II- Garden Gnomes Gone Bad!

July 19, 2005 10:53 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Jennifer- I'm working on my homemade death ray now.

Sierrabella- I like that name. I think I'll make a sign for my garden. And OH! I do so want some garden gnomes!

July 19, 2005 11:00 AM

Blogger Sask 1 said...

I think flashing my white thighs to the sun would be enough to start a fire.

July 19, 2005 1:32 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

June- Because they are sooo SEXY! Right? ;)

July 19, 2005 2:04 PM