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This is an item I had in a survival video I made in 1994
You're on a survival setup and you come across a beer can---DON"T SMASH IT. If it has a concave bottom you can use it for fire starting. The bottom is like a magnifying glass in reverse. Use a finger to go round and round until it gets shinny. Then use your Tee shirt to shine it to a higher gloss. Line up the bottom facing the sun and put some tinder at the focal point. With dry and proper tinder you have a fire going.
 

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Actually, I think this originated from my video made in 94. I still have the video originals. Not sure though. Tooth paste also will work but normally one dosen't have that with on a survival trek.
TEOTWAWKI is no excuse for poor dental hygiene :)
 

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Not sure why didn't just use the aluminum foil the chocolate was wrapped in as a reflector.
Plain foil isn't formed correctly to make a pinpoint beam. A flat surface won't work, unless one can make a near perfect concave surface out of the the foil, but very hard to do.
 
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