Here’s one of the most creative fire-starting techniques we’ve seen recently—the gum wrapper technique. It only requires two everyday items: a AA battery and a foil-backed gum wrapper. Within 30 seconds, you have an instant-on lighter that can be used three times!

This is one of those techniques that left us wondering, “why didn’t we think of that?!” Do you know of any ingenious and uncommon ignition methods like the gum wrapper fire starter? If so, tell us about them in the comments.


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