Imagine a situation: an urgent need to light a fire and even have matches at hand, but there is no box with chirkash. It's hard to believe, but you can get out of such a difficult situation easily and gracefully. And all because for the production of fire from matches, in fact, an abrasive coating with sulfur is not so necessary. True, for everything to work out, you will have to find a small elastic band.
What you need: two matches, rubber band
Few people know, however, you can light a match without the "chirkash" applied to the side of the matchbox. All that is needed for the successful implementation of such an operation is an ordinary rubber band, as well as a second match. Another great reason to always keep a bag of gum somewhere close at hand. Fortunately, it costs such a mere penny in our time.
So, the ignition technique is very simple. We take one match and an elastic band. We make a loop out of the elastic band, after which we throw it over the first match. The clamp must be positioned closer to the head. After that, we take the second match and put a free loop of elastic on it, still trying to place it closer to the head.
We hold both matches with our fingers, after which we pull the first as far as possible to the side, and hold the second perpendicular to the ground. We aim so that the two heads more or less look at each other. The moment of truth comes: let go of the first match so that it hits the second with its head. If it doesn't work the first time, we try again.
Ultimately, success will be achieved when the first match with its incendiary part casually passes the head of the second match. As soon as this happens, there will be a flash of fire. You will now have a few seconds to light a fire or light a cigarette.
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