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25th Mar 2016

VIDEO: A crash course in how to start your own fire using a lemon

Citrus firestarter

Matt Tate

As the old saying goes, ‘when life gives you lemons, you use them to make an elaborate campfire. Obviously.’

The guy in this video is rightfully so impressed with his improvisational cub scouting repertoire that he’s decided to take a camera into the woods and show everyone how to turn fruit into fire.

It’s not clear whether or not he lives in the woods full-time, but for the purposes of coolness let’s assume that he does.

As he explains, all you need is your lemon of choice, a bit of copper and some nails to get your blaze up and runni..burning, which is very cool. We’ve admittedly struggled to think of who, if anyone, is likely to be stranded in the wilderness with just a lemon (adventurous cocktail waiter perhaps?), but you can never say never.