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In this episode Matt and Jeff share some of their survival hacks.
Matt Hack No 1: Using a Pencil Sharpener to Make Tinder
Jeff's Hack No 1: The World most useful and simplest home made mini stove
(supporting short video)
Products used in this video:
Methanol and denaturated ethanol are good options as a liquid fuel
(LONG VERSION: to get the full story! 24 minutes of funny English!)
Matt's Hack No 2: Can you start a fire with a gum wrapper and... a AA battery??
Jeff's Hack No 2 : Starting a Fire on the Snow at 0F Using a Piece of Plastic
Want to know how a Fresnel lens works? Click here to read on Wikipedia
(from Wikipedia: 1 Fresnels lens 2 traditional lens)
Fresnel lenses have the same magnifying properties as a traditional lens but using a lot less material. The are much thinner and lighter. The lens used in this video is made of acrylic.
They were first developed and used on lighthouses, but have applications in many areas like in aircraft carriers landing systems
(source Wikipedia USS Dwight D. Eisenhower )
Matt's Hack No 3: Starting a fire using a 12 V car battery and a pencil!
Jeff's Hack No 3: Making a Fishing Lure and Hook from a Can of RedBull(R)
You want to cut different shape and color of lure. Some will be more effective than others! It is a really cheap way to make lures ;-) You an also use an old credit card where the reflective security part can also attract your fish.