She Rubs Chocolate On A Soda Can — A Survival Tip Everyone Should See

by Barbara Diamond
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If you ever find yourself out in the cold wilderness without matches or a lighter, fear not — according to this video, it looks like you can still start a fire. Courtesy of Howcast, here’s a way to start a fire using everyone’s favorite tasty treat: chocolate! And I had no idea! You do, however, also need a soda can, some sunlight, and some tinder.

Here are the step-by-step instructions:

  1. Rub chocolate on the bottom of the can.
  2. Wipe the chocolate off with a towel, cloth, or paper, rubbing and polishing as you wipe.
  3. Repeat this process several times until the bottom of the can shines. The can has been polished enough when it shines and reflects like a mirror.
  4. Angle the can in direct sunlight. Find a direct ray of sunlight and angle the bottom of the can so that it reflects the sun’s rays.
  5. Place your tinder — dry leaves, sticks, or paper — in a spot where you want your fire.
  6. Reflect a beam of sunlight off the can and onto the tinder, similar to how you might with a magnifying glass and a leaf.
  7. Continue to hold the beam on the tinder until you see smoke. As soon as the tinder starts to burn, add wood to build your fire around it.

*Warning: Do not eat the chocolate after it’s been in contact with the aluminum — the residue may be toxic.

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P.S. – Learn another cool emergency tip: how to make a long-lasting emergency candle using a can of Crisco!

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