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Fire Make fire with a potato. Fake, salt, and toothpaste?

I saw this interestinga video about fire howto from potato. Is it real or fake? I'm goingrecently that seemed to hikingshow a fire being started from a potato, so I'm interestingsalt, toothpaste, a couple of wires, and what appears to knowbe cotton.

A video showing this is HERE. To summarize, it looks like they:

  • cut a potato in half
  • cut a rounded out hollow in one half and filled it with a mixture of salt and toothpaste
  • put wires through the other half and folded them over so that when the two halves were placed together, the two ends were both in the salt/toothpaste mixture
  • put the halves together and put a piece of cotton (or something else) around one of the exposed wire ends coming out of the potato halves
  • waited a few minutes and then touched the other wire to the cotton and it started on fire

HERE is a forum where people are talking about the video and many seem to think it's real. Thanks.

Is this video showing something possible or was it faked?

Fire with potato. Fake?

I saw this interesting video about fire howto from potato. Is it real or fake? I'm going to hiking, so I'm interesting to know is it real. Thanks.

Make fire with a potato, salt, and toothpaste?

I saw a video recently that seemed to show a fire being started from a potato, salt, toothpaste, a couple of wires, and what appears to be cotton.

A video showing this is HERE. To summarize, it looks like they:

  • cut a potato in half
  • cut a rounded out hollow in one half and filled it with a mixture of salt and toothpaste
  • put wires through the other half and folded them over so that when the two halves were placed together, the two ends were both in the salt/toothpaste mixture
  • put the halves together and put a piece of cotton (or something else) around one of the exposed wire ends coming out of the potato halves
  • waited a few minutes and then touched the other wire to the cotton and it started on fire

HERE is a forum where people are talking about the video and many seem to think it's real.

Is this video showing something possible or was it faked?

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Fire with potato. Fake?

I saw this interesting video about fire howto from potato. Is it real or fake? I'm going to hiking, so I'm interesting to know is it real. Thanks.