Self-reliance and sustainability in the 21st century.
A couple of weeks ago, I reported on some homemade and commercial fire starters for home and camp use. I also could have mentioned using a magnifying glass to start a fire. You might have seen a similar technique, using an eyeglass lens, to start the first campfire, if you are a fan of the reality-TV show Survivor. And I am sure many of us started similar small (hopefully) grass fires in the fields we roamed as budding naturalists and explorers.
A more modern use of concentrating the sun’s energy to start a fire has been developed by Sundance Solar. The
At just $14.95, this would make a good addition to your camping, backpacking or emergency survival kit or a gift for the budding scientists in your life.