How to burn fire by sunlight and a lens

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Fire by Lens


All you require is a small mirror, fuel, fire extinguisher, baking soda and water.

Now, follow the steps:

Step 1:

Use a mirror to shine a concentrated beam of sunlight onto a fuel source, such as dried grass or twigs. Hold the grass or twigs in one hand, and aim the mirror underneath in such a way that it catches the sun’s rays and directs them onto the fuel source.

Step 2:

Use two mirrors if you are not comfortable holding the fuel source in your hand while you make fire with a mirror. Place the twigs or grass on a noncombustible surface, such as a sidewalk, aim one mirror at the sun and place the other mirror over it to reflect the sun’s rays downward. You may have to experiment with positioning, or get help from someone else to hold a mirror.

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Final Step 3:

Watch carefully for smoke coming from the fuel. This is your signal that you are about to make fire with a mirror. Continue to aim the mirror until there is enough flame present to sustain itself. Add fuel slowly to help the fire grow.

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