MagLite Fire Piston - Goinggear.com




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Omega Tactical and Survival School: Good Job! The fact that you made this is awesome!

ComradePepper: or just bring a lighter

cheekyfumes: Ingenius! Thanks!

anthony9thompson: I love it

Going Gear: @countryyt What are you using as tinder? Char cloth? Be sure to push down hard on it. I have to put all or most of my weight behind the push to get it going reliably.

Going Gear: @squirrelhunterjay Yeah, we had problems with the host. I'll try to put it back up eventually.

uddo selleck: good job..i tried to make a fire piston myself..not with a mag lite.. but i need to say..it's pretty difficuilt to get a fire piston to work.. so i am very impressed..how you got it done..

Going Gear: That is a great idea! Thanks for the heads up.

new5orleans2saints1: Hey man thanks for the info, cost about 11bucks and worked beats paying for the 85 dollar ones they sell.

Going Gear: Yeah, you might have to push harder.

UrbanMage79: Thanks for this. Thats the next few hours killed...

fosterr2010: @countryyt I maid one and it works great. I get an ember nearly every time. In response to contryyt, it may be the cotton that you are using to make your char cloth from. Many 100% cotton items have been treated with chemicals to make them more stain resistant or more fire resistant. I chose a very old cotton t-shirt that had been worn and washed so many times that it was full of hols. Probably it was either washed enough to removed them or it was just so cheep that it had none.

tijuanamarisol666: interesting...

samsonje: Just looked at your detailed instructions - great job. I'm a fire piston freak and love this - j

rileyrileyrileyz: try some sex lube

stpete78: Dude, survivorrye, I seriously doubt it was meant as a jab at Les. Take a chill... It was meant as a cultural metaphor. Like when a bodybuilder says, "those guns would make Superman jealous!" I hardly think it would need to be stated that superman is fictional and can lift a mountain. The point is... This is an awesome and innovative instructional. Period.

Joey Heppell: the presser will ignite that the char cloth

victor8o5: can a fire piston ignite cotton?

buzzswoop: Thanks for the great idea and instructions. I just made one from a Maglite i found in the river and $3.50 of hardware. I got coals the very first try! And i never used a fire piston in my life! This is going on all my outings!

notreallydaedalus: I love it! What a great idea!

Sam Fu: um, the tailcap is actually supposed to release gas produced by the alkaline batteries... so...

suschi15: sorry i canot vry good english..what is that?? thx for answer

iamtorcman: I wonder could a Maglite Solitaire be converted in the same way? It would be neat to have a fire piston small enough to put it on your keychain.

kewldudesweet: @FezTube11 i am...

darwouine: YEEEEEEAAAAAAAH BABY

TheHarleyhillbilly: great video

TelEvangelistHentai: Dude, awesome, i love how you just sound totally honest and dont try to imitate an FM announcer.

Going Gear: Just be mindful that porous woods like what they use in dowels might not work with that method since the air will just flow around the leather, despite how much you seal it (that is what I tried first). You could get around this by using a more oily and tight grained wood like cocobolo, which usually works very well for fire pistons. You could also make a leather cup on top of the piston, instead of in a groove, so you would not have to worry about the wood's porousness.

dang man: how does a piston work

ArtisanTony: What was the plumbing part number. I could not find it on the wiki. Thanks!

shiznit62: this is brilliant! i have a 2 AAA maglite that's broken and now i have a good use for it. i also have 2 other maglites that i don't plan on killing at the moment but this is a great idea! thanks, i think i'll make one today.

SOAHCSOAHCSOAHC: Thank you for saying Les Stroud instead of Bear Grylls. Great video. I think I'll be making one of these!

snoochie boochie: Very creative. I got a busted AA maglite around somewhere I might do the same.

countryyt: @goingprepared Thanks for the reply. I am using homemade char cloth from a cotton t-shirt. Tried with partial weight, full weight, single push, double push and still nothing. It seems like it should work but doesnt. I am using the aquaseal washer from Ace hardware. I have also tried slightly burned cotton balls and no luck. Not sure what else could be wrong. Best Regards

greenpete: Excellent video! Well presented and filmed, all very clear. The wiki is excellent too, great work, thanks!

Allex McDaniel: PV=nRT Science at work. pretty dope

gatorrr83: I tried this and failed miserably lol. I just bought a rose mountain fire piston. They're alot better haha

svj308: Finally, a good use for a mag light!

Going Gear: I don't see why not. I think I have a Solitaire lying around, so I'll try that in the next week or so and post back with the results.

Going Gear: @devilspieceofmind Maybe, but it might be kind of tough since you have to cut into parts of the light.

MyDisasterBlog: This is perfect, I have an old mini maglite that I was going to get rid of...re-purposing is a great thing...can't wait to make mine, Thanks!

Capnwabbit: It's good an all but if you have to wreck your torch then hardly practical...

MidnightGrunt: LOL 2:11 BOOP

Going Gear: I am working on setting up a website to sell related stuff, but hadn't thought about selling these. If enough people want them, I would be willing to sell them.

gfpfan: well done video, thanks

Going Gear: I think that might be a bit beyond my skill level. Bic pens are not very structurally sound and could break under the extreme pressure needed for a fire piston to work. I would hate for someone to be injured because of something I posted.

pawel330: impresive handmade

Going Gear: Yeah, I figured out that it is a one way valve after I made the video. :)

countryyt: Hi, Great idea but I need some help with it please. Got it all put together but it does not light the char cloth. Got it to produce an ember once out of about fifty tries any ideas?

vikingbush: he didnt invent the firepiston if thats what you are talking about

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