Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to start a fire from lemons? How many times have you been stranded in the wild with nothing more than one lemon and nothing else? Probably never. But Still if that situation will happen ( not likely ) Here’s how to start a fire with a lemon so you won’t freeze to death ( again, no way hell this situation will ever happen ).
The things you will need for this are: 1 lemon, copper clips, zinc nails, wire and steel wool. Exactly the stuff everyone who goes on a hiking adventure takes with him right?
The way this works ( in theory ) is that the Electricity that is generated through the oxidation-reduction which is a chemical that occurs when the zinc dissolves into the acid. Now in reality the lemon doesn’t generate any electricity, but that’s just a mild non important fact for this story, we want to show you how it’s done, not get fixated on stupid scientific facts. Let’s start
It’s been said that you can create around 1 volt out of a lemon battery. And this will help on the how to start a fire with a lemon instruction.
Take your copper fasteners and stick them into the lemon like so
Now add some zinc nails – everyone carries zinc nails with them wherever they go it’s a fact!
Connect the copper to the zing using the wire and a diagonal shape
Now attache one insulated wire to the copper and another one to the zinc nails
Touch the two sides with a piece of steel wool so that a short circuit will happen and the whole thing will light up
Watch the full detailed instructions in the video below:
Now please be aware that you wanted to know how to start a fire with a lemon so this post was written to answer that question. However there are sources that say this is not actually possible. So take this article as a reference only and not a fact. The odds of actually starting a fire with a lemon are slim to none and the reality is that it will only work under very specific conditions. So there.